Selena Gomez just shared that she is planning on taking some time off after dealing with anxiety, depression and panic attacks that stem from her lupus diagnosis.
The 24-year-old singer and actress has been on her Revival World Tour but has cleared her schedule for the rest of the year.
“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 told People.
Selena added, “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.”
A source close to Selena also ensured that the break is not alcohol or substance abuse related, adding that she feels “relieved that she can now make more sense of why she was feeling the way she was and is optimistic about the future.”
We hope Selena gets back to feeling like herself as soon as possible!
The Pretty Little Liars star took to Instagram to react to the news that the show will end with season seven.
“Yesterday was strange. I’ve thought about what it would be like to tell the world we are saying goodbye for a long time,” Troian wrote. “I didn’t really know what it would be like. We (the cast and crew) have known for a long time so when we said it out loud I felt so removed. As if I was commenting on something that was already gone. But the truth is, there’s so much left to do. So much of this story left to tell in these final months. And I will say that I am more proud of the work we are doing now. More proud of the friendships we have now and the lives we are living now, as a cast and crew, than I ever have been. So don’t be sad. Or be sad if you need to be. But know you have an amazing last season ahead of you. Enjoy the #pll finale tonight. It will be the second to last one we ever do.”
Ashley Benson also wrote on Instagram, “So sad to know that this show is coming to an end. But excited for you to see the amazing finale tonight!!!!! Can’t wait for you to see the next season…… It’s the best one yet. Love these girls so much and everyone who has been involved with the show since day one. And I love you guys!!!!! Without our fans we wouldn’t be here today we love you!!!!”