Selena Gomez is currently addressing issues of depression, panic attacks and anxiety in a rehab facility located outside of Nashville, Tennessee after announcing her decision to take time off from her busy tour schedule in August.
While Selena Gomez has stayed completely silent since her announcement was made, a new report has shared details about how she’s been doing in rehab — and what will be necessary once she leaves the facility and returns to her hectic career.
“[Selena Gomez] has been making incredible progress,” a source close to the situation told Life & Style magazine for their October 31 issue, via a Hollywood Life report on October 19. Not only is Selena Gomez “eating healthier,” she’s also phone-free after the facility “took her phone away and she’s been learning coping strategies to deal with destructive behaviors.”
Selena Gomez is also “exercising, meditating and reading a lot” while “staying out of the spotlight and learning to focus on herself,” the source continued.
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Although Selena Gomez has been keeping a low profile as she tends to her mental health concerns, she has been spotted out and about in the area around her chosen facility and was said to have enjoyed meals with both her mom and her grandparents earlier this month.
According to a report by Us Weekly, Selena Gomez visited a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Alcoa with her mother, Mandy, and her stepfather, Brian, on October 8. Then, the following day, she reunited with her grandparents for breakfast at the Riverstone Restaurant in Townsend, Tennessee.
“[Selena Gomez] was laughing a lot with them while she was eating,” said an eyewitness. “She seemed happy and relaxed.”
As for what’s next, the Life & Style source told readers that Selena Gomez needs to cut out the “negative” people from her life, and already the singer is believed to have “drawn up a list of friends she shouldn’t see” once she returns home to Los Angeles.
The people included on that list weren’t revealed, but in recent months, Justin Bieber has been blamed for Selena Gomez’s meltdown. In fact, another Life & Style source claimed it was the “Cold Water” singer’s relationship with Sofia Richie which pushed Gomez over the edge and resulted in her canceled Revival World Tour.
“It was really hard for her. She saw Justin looking so happy and that really sent her into a downward spiral,” a source told the magazine last month.
Selena Gomez was also involved in a messy feud with Bieber on Instagram weeks prior to her tour cancellation, which prompted many to assume he was involved in her decision. That said, the idea was never confirmed and Bieber has since split from Richie and refocused his life on his career, which has currently taken him to Europe for a series of shows around the continent.
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Selena Gomez announced to People Magazine on August 30 that her struggles with Lupus had led her to experience symptoms of anxiety, depression and panic attacks, and due to the overwhelming issues she was facing, she felt she had no other choice other than to cancel her tour and face her health struggles head-on.
“[Selena Gomez] is dealing with lupus, but this break is to focus on her mental health,” a source close to the singer told Us Weekly. “She can go to a very dark place.”
The magazine insider described Selena Gomez’s Tennessee facility as a “private and quiet place” that is “super intense.”
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