Selena Gomez announced earlier this year that she was canceling the remaining dates on her Revival tour in order to focus on her health. Gomez has shared with fans that she had been diagnosed with lupus, and in her statement about the cancellation, the “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer revealed that anxiety and depression are side effects of lupus.
Us Weekly received confirmation from multiple sources that the 24-year-old pop princess had checked into a Tennessee treatment facility. The stay at the treatment facility followed her August 30 announcement that she was taking time off to focus on “anxiety, panic attacks and depression.”
One of Us‘ insiders clarified the reason for Selena’s hiatus.
“Selena is dealing with lupus, but this break is to focus on her mental health. She can go to a very dark place.”
Located just outside of Nashville, the facility is a “private and quiet place,” but it also is “super intense,” revealed the source.
For fans missing Gomez, TigerBeat reported some positive news, telling readers that she is “ready to return to the music scene.” Noting that she still is getting help at a treatment facility, the media outlet cited sources who revealed she “wants to perform at the American Music Awards” (AMAs).
“[She] wants her first appearance back in front of her fans to be special…if she does decide to do the appearance at the AMAs, she will want to do it big.”
Speculation about what might happen include options such as a “dazzling performance or a major announcement.”
The 2016 AMA nominations list includes many popular artists and both Selena and her on again, off again boyfriend, Justin Bieber are among the Artist Of The Year nominees, according to ABC 7 News.
Bieber is one of the Video of the Year nominees for “Sorry,” and Justin also is one of the nominees for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. Gomez is one of the nominees in the Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist category, while Bieber also is vying for Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Purpose and Favorite Pop/Rock Song with “Love Yourself.”
Does that mean that Selena and Justin might reunite at the AMAs if she does make that possible comeback there?
Hollywood Life reported that Selena might soon be making her “big comeback,” but they told readers that she is “considering a return at the AMAs, mainly because ex Justin Bieber won’t be there.”
A source told the media outlet that Gomez is “relieved” that Bieber’s tour includes a date on the same night of the AMAs. Because Justin is “unlikely to make an appearance at the show there is less stress surrounding the event for Selena,” explained the insider.
“Gomez is relieved that Justin has tour dates on the night of the AMAs and so she is considering a massive return to the spotlight during the award show.”
Noting that Selena was nominated for several major awards at the ceremony on November 20, while Justin received multiple nominations, Hollywood Life told readers that if Bieber “wins big, he’ll have to be accepting via satellite since Justin will be touring in Italy when the ceremony goes down.”
As for how Gomez will make the decision, it is eased by the likelihood that Justin will not be there, according to the insider.
“Even though Selena will always love Justin, it does make things easier for her knowing her ex-boyfriend will likely not be there,” shared the source. “She is flattered that she has been nominated and is consulting with her family and doctors about whether or not getting back in front of a crowd and cameras is a healthy decision.”
While Selena’s honesty about her lupus diagnosis has helped raise awareness, not everyone understands what the autoimmune disease involves, pointed out UPMC. The disease causes the immune system to become “overactivated,” and that causes the potential for damage to organs as well as inflammation.
Although lupus could affect people of all ages, the majority are female ranging in age from 15 to 45. Getting a diagnosis can be difficult because symptoms might fluctuate, including fatigue, a rash, and joint pain. Because no cure exists, lupus treatment seeks to help patients manage their symptoms.
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