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Selena Gomez Reveals She’s Taking A Break From the Spotlight


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Selena Gomez revealed to People magazine she’s taking a break from the spotlight to take care of herself.

The 24-year-old pop singer claims she has been battling “anxiety, depression and panic attacks,” stemming from her autoimmune disease.

Gomez revealed to Billboard magazine last year she had been diagnosed with Lupus and had underwent chemotherapy treatment.

She tells People, “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”

She continues, “I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”

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