Demi Lovato's Message About Asking for Help Was Probably Meant for Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez may be on top of her professional game these days, what with Seventeen naming her the Most Powerful Girl 21 & Under for their March issue and her album topping the charts, but recently the Spring Breakers star and "Come and Get It" singer has been struggling with some personal issues. Luckily, one of Selena's closest friends has been there for her. After it came to light that Selena Gomez went to rehab this past January after canceling her Australian tour, it seems that Demi Lovato tweeted a supportive message for her oldest and dearest friend.
Demi should know about asking for help, too. The "Neon Lights" singer has been vocal about going to rehab for her eating disorder and other mental health issues, and has become very outspoken about her past problems. Demi's downward spiral — which led to her walking away from her TV show Sonny With A Chance and the Jonas Brothers tour — led her to a rehab center where she was finally able to confront all of her problems. Demi is now an activist for loving yourself and for seeking proper help.
Selena has a bit of a different story then Demi, though. Selena cancelled her tour of Australia claiming that she simply needed more time for herself. It was only just this week that sources unraveled the truth about what Selena was doing during her time away from the tour and according to reports, Selena checked into The Meadows in Arizona for two weeks in order to cope with her bad breakup from Justin Bieber.
It's completely understandable that Selena wanted to keep this part of her life private, even if she is friends with a person who is very vocal about her own past in rehab. Selena has said that Demi "inspires her," and I would imagine that Demi's positive journey may have had some influence on Selena looking into rehabilitation places in the first place. Just as Selena supported Demi when she was in her rehab center, Demi is supporting Selena by saying that she is a strong person for taking control of her life.
Personally, I don't think that there is a right or wrong way to cope with your own problems — whether you want to tell the world about it or keep it a private matter is up to you. But I'm glad Selena has a friend in Demi who knows what she's going through and won't judge her for it either way.