Selena Gomez Is Secretly Battling Lupus, Resting and Recovering At Home

Last week, we informed you all that Selena Gomez was canceling the Australian leg of her tour. Her official statement on the matter simply stated that she needed some time to focus on herself.

“After many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.” She said in the statement, which caused many people online to speculate.

Rumors started floating around that she had never recovered from her breakup with Justin Bieber. Some people even claimed that she was on the verge of a mental breakdown.


However, new reports coming out are far more serious. Sources who talked with Popdust claim that the 21-year-old singer has been battling the autoimmune disease, Lupus.

She was reportedly diagnosed with the terrible disease a few years ago, and has been trying to manage the “flares” the disease can cause. During a flare, people can experience a wide range of symptoms, headaches, aching all over the body, extreme fatigue…etc.

Apparently, Selena’s busy schedule is making the flare ups worse,

“Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is really catching up with her right now. She knows that she needs to take some time to address the disease and look after herself better if she wants to live a full and healthy life.”

Reps for the singer refused to comment on the report.

If this report is true, it’s certainly a sad thing to hear. My mom actually has Lupus, so I know just how much someone can struggle with the disease. You definitely have to make sure you take care of your body.

We wish her all the best!