Selena Gomez Diagnosed with Lupus

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Selena Gomez has finally started to open up about what she has gone through these last couple of months to the public and why she hasn’t been in the studio making more music. She revealed to Billboard that she was diagnosed with a disease called lupus. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.

“I was diagnosed with lupus and I’ve been through chemotherapy,” Gomez explained to Billboard. “That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke.”

Gomez’s time away from the public eye sparked rumors that she was dealing with substance abuse issues, which she personally found offensive and even hurt the people would make up something about her just because she wasn’t around as much.

“I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a–holes,'” Gomez recounted. “I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”

Despite what she was going through with her health, mindset about herself, and misinformation about her time away, this all concluded to her worker even harder for her fans. The anger and pain made her realize when she came back, she has to come back with a bang and be on top again.

“I’m so nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me,” she said. “I’ve been working since I was 7. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story.”

Her frustrations and anger led her to the creation of her new and upcoming album, ‘Revival’ which she will tour for in the spring of next year. “The hate only gained to my motivation to make this album my most successful.” admitted Gomez.

Her new album hits the stores on October 9. She’s ready for it, and hopes you are too.