Selena Gomez Seeks Treatment After Recent Hospitalizations: Reports
Selena Gomez is seeking treatment for an “undisclosed medical condition” following a couple of recent hospitalizations for low white blood cell count, CNN and other outlets reported Thursday, October 11.
“Selena is receiving treatment and has the full support of her friends and family,” a source told CNN. “She was recently hospitalized after complications from her kidney transplant, and she’s committed to focusing on her health.”
The latest development comes after the “Back to You” singer, 26, announced less than three weeks ago that she would take a break from social media. “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given,” Gomez wrote on September 23. “Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember — negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.”
The “Wolves” singer has been open about matters regarding her health, both physical and mental, in the past. In September 2017, Gomez revealed that she had undergone a kidney transplant over the summer to treat issues stemming from lupus. And in March of that same year, she opened up to Vogue about her mental health, sharing her experience with anxiety and depression. “Tours are a really lonely place for me,” Gomez told the magazine. “My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically, I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable.”
Overwhelmed, she checked into a treatment center in Tennessee for 90 days, which she called one of the hardest — but best — things she’s ever done. “I wish more people would talk about therapy,” she told Vogue. “We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.”
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