Why Is Selena Gomez In Rehab? Reportedly, The Singer Is Taking Some Much-Needed Time For Herself
On Wednesday, sources reportedly revealed to Us Weekly that Selena Gomez is back in rehab. This isn't the first time the singer has been in rehab, as she voluntarily checked herself into Arizona's Meadows facility in February 2014 and not for substance abuse, as confirmed by her reps at the time. If true this time around, why is Gomez in rehab? Well, it seems like she is taking some much-needed time for herself. (Bustle reached out to Gomez's rep regarding the new report, but has not yet received a response.)
According to Us Weekly's sources, the 24-year-old singer is at a Tennessee treatment facility to manage "anxiety, panic attacks, and depression." An alleged source close to Gomez said, "Selena is dealing with lupus, but this break is to focus on her mental health." They added, "She can go to a very dark place." Apparently, the rehab center outside of Nashville is a "private and quiet place," but also "super intense."
In August, Gomez announced she was taking a break to focus on her health. "As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways," she said in a statement via People. "I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges." She then 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.
It's unclear if Gomez reportedly entering rehab again and her break are related, but it seems like the Revival artist needs some time to regroup and make sure she's at her best. As a celebrity who is constantly in the spotlight and has gone through ups and downs with her health, there's no faulting Gomez that she needs a break and possibly time to "focus on her mental health."