Pop star Selena Gomez has had a tough few years. The singer suffers from lupus and needed a kidney transplant from her best friend, Francia Raisa. Her on-and-off-again relationship with Justin Beiber is definitely over, following his recent marriage to Hailey Baldwin.
In early 2018, Selena Gomez spent two weeks in a New York City treatment program to deal with depression and anxiety. She also sought help in 2014 and 2016. It appears she’s struggling with mental health issues once again.
In recent weeks, the 26-year-old began to worry fans with her seemingly tired and listless appearances on Instagram Live, where she claimed to be struggling with depression and with her direction in life. She decided to take a break from all social media soon after her last appearance. Now, she is once again seeking treatment for emotional issues.
This comes after some health scares. Selena has reportedly been hospitalized twice in recent weeks due to alarmingly low white blood cell counts, likely connected to her lupus and kidney transplant. While in the hospital, the weight of her health problems grew until she felt emotionally unstable. Sources claim that she became overwhelmed with anxiety and began acting in erratic ways.
Selena is once again recovering in New York City, where sources claim that she is undergoing dialectical behavior therapy. DBT focuses on helping people develop new and healthy coping mechanisms, as well as to identify troubling behaviors and change them.
Gomez first shot to fame and success as an actress on the hit Disney Channel show, “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She went on to form a band called Selena Gomez & the Scene, which released multiple hits. After going solo, she continued producing hits, as well as acting in multiple movies and shows. In 2018, she became the most followed person in the world on Instagram.