Selena Gomez wants to leave rehab ASAP.
The 24-year-old pop star has spent the past few weeks in a rehab facility in Tennessee and already wants to check out.
Did her friend/potential new man, Ed Sheeran, convince her to stay?
“She absolutely hates it there,” an insider told In Touch Weekly. “When the actual effects of detoxing hit her body, she started complaining.”
Gomez canceled her summer Revival tour in the middle of a “downward spiral” that included heavy drinking and partying.
She then checked herself into the rehab center to treat anxiety and depression.
“Selena keeps saying she feels like hell and wants to leave the facility or go switch to outpatient treatment. Everyone is worried,” the source added.
To make matters worse, Aces Show Biz is reporting that Gomez was recently spotted outside the rehab facility on a smoke break.
Gomez was photographed smoking a cigarette with a bandage clearly visible on her left hand.
She wore a simple gray sweater and black jeans for the smoking break.
Gomez appeared in good spirits and was accompanied by a nurse, though her mood turned solemn after a while.
Not only is smoking bad for her overall health, but it might be causing some of her Lupus flare-ups.
“Smoking complicates and increases the negative effects of Lupus,” Dr. Bruce Lee told Hollywood Life. “The most positive lifestyle change Selena could make is to quit smoking cigarettes. It causes too much stress on the body and stress is what causes Lupus flare-ups. Smoking cigarettes also increases the risk of chronic bronchitis, and makes it harder to manage the symptoms of Lupus.”
Nobody knows how many cigarettes Gomez smokes on a daily basis, but it is definitely not helping the situation.
Following the cancellation of her tour, Gomez released an official statement explaining why she needed some time off.
“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness,” she stated.
According to Hollywood Life, Gomez ventured to a nearby town earlier this month where she was spotted with a group from the facility.
The group went out to eat at a local restaurant and then followed it up with a visit to an ice cream store.
“It almost seemed like she was hoping to be recognized by someone, but not even the worker getting her ice cream knew who she was,” an eyewitness revealed. “It seemed like she wants to be back in the spotlight again.”
Despite the reports of Selena Gomez wanting to leave rehab, another source revealed that her top priority is getting healthy.
“Selena has been making incredible progress,” an insider revealed.
The source added that Gomez is “eating healthier” and that the center “took her phone away and she’s been learning coping strategies to deal with destructive behaviors.”
The singer is also living a more active life, reading and meditating more often than ever before.
All things considered, rehab has allowed Gomez to stay “out of the spotlight” and “focus on herself.”
In addition to focusing on herself, Gomez was forced to create a list of negative people she should avoid when leaving rehab. And her ex, Justin Bieber could be at the top of that list.
There’s no telling when Gomez will be finished with her stint in rehab, though a special visit from new man may have encouraged her to stick it out.
Movie News Guide is reporting that Ed Sheeran recently visited Gomez at the Tennessee rehab center and helped uplift her spirits.
Gomez and Sheeran are believed to be dating, though they have not confirmed their relationship.
They were, however, spotted getting extra cozy with each other during one of Taylor Swift’s concerts this summer.
At the time, it looked like Sheeran was ready to start a relationship with Gomez, though she appeared to have backed out of it.
Of course, no evidence has surfaced that proves Sheeran met with Gomez in rehab.
The singer kept a tight lid on her stay in rehab and picked a facility that is known for its privacy and security.
Furthermore, most rehab facilities do not allow people to visit patients, even if they are family members.
This is especially true with people who are seeking help for mental problems like Gomez.
The visit could have been worked out beforehand and approved by the staff, though it would largely depend on how well Gomez is progressing in her treatment.
In fact, Jennifer Aniston reportedly visited Gomez in rehab, though that visit has not been confirmed.
To complicate the situation, even more, Sheeran might be in a relationship with Cherry Seaborn, his high school sweetheart.
The “Thinking Out Loud” singer was just spotted on a lunch date with Seaborn and they appeared more than happy together.
“I don’t get all the hate Cherry is having. I don’t know her and I can’t judge her based in what people say. If Ed is happy I’m happy. That’s literally all I care about,” a fan wrote alongside the image on Instagram.
If Sheeran is dating Seaborn, then there is little chance that he visited Gomez in rehab.
Regardless, fans can only hope that Selena Gomez gets the help she needs to move on with her life.
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