We really applaud Selena Gomez for taking care of her health this past year, and that includes her mental health. She has been an advocate for several years, after going to treatment in 2014 for depression and anxiety. After cancelling her tour to focus on herself and to start treatment for lupus, Selena has been super honest about her health struggles.
As we all know, Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant back in the summer of 2017. She was releasing new music, and fans were wondering why she wasn't promoting it. Selena then came out saying she had to undergo a kidney transplant due to lupus, and thankfully her best friend Francia Raisa was a match. Ever since then, Selena has stayed under the radar while enjoying life again with on-again boyfriend Justin Bieber. However, that doesn't mean that she still doesn't keep her health in check.
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
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Selena has just finished treatment in New York City for depression and anxiety, People magazine can confirm. Selena is feeling super empowered after finishing the treatment, but she definitely felt like she needed to get away and focus on herself with no distractions. She was able to come and go when she pleased, taking business meetings and had her phone available to her.
Not only was she given therapy, but she was in a program where she ate healthy, practiced pilates and meditation. After all of the drama with her family that happened over Christmas, Selena felt like it was best to take some time for herself. Justin Bieber was apparently very supportive of her quick treatment, as they reunited this week in Los Angeles.
Selena has expressed that before she went into treatment in 2014, she had everything but was absolutely broken inside. She posted a picture on January 7th on her Instagram account of her in front of her old house and said she visits every chance she gets. She also says, "In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I’m grateful for a voice that can enable change today."