Back in 2013, when Selena Gomez broke up with her former boyfriend, Justin Bieber, there were reports of her seeking rehabilitation for addiction issues. Later, her spokesperson issued a statement saying, “Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but NOT for substance abuse.”
But now after two long years, Selena has finally broken her silence in an interview for Billboard Magazine.
“I was diagnosed with Lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke. I wanted so badly to say: ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”
She also confessed in the interview that it was really hurtful to listen to all the speculations when all she has been to people was nice. She said, “I’m so fucking nice to everybody and everyone is so vile to me. I’ve been working since I was seven. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story.”
Selena has yet again proved why she is such an inspiration for all the girls out there. A dignified silence shouldn’t be mistaken as a sign of weakness. You go girl!