Over the holidays Popdust posted that Selena Gomez was battling the auto-immune illness lupus, and that’s why she canceled her tour. Is this true?
“Sources close to the singer tel Popdust that Selena was diagnosed with Lupus a couple of years ago and that she has suffered multiple “flares” recently, causing facial swelling, extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain,” the pop site posted. “Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is really catching up with her right now,” the source continued. “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.”
“Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is really catching up with her right now,” a source told Popdust. “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.”
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them, but it has become clear to me and those close to me that 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,” Selena said in a statement. “To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me.”
Her rep gave a “no comment” response to HuffPo in regards to the lupus claims, but flat-out denied rehab rumors to E! News. Earlier in December when there was rehab speculation, “Selena is OK. She just realized it was time to take a break for herself. She’s been working non-stop for six years. She hit a wall. She wants to spend time with her family, especially for the holidays,” a source told E! at the time.
Part of Selena’s holiday break involved riding Segways with ex Justin Bieber. Whatever’s going on with her, it’s a good thing that she’s taking the time to slow down and work on being healthy.
Lady Gaga was tested for lupus because she had an aunt that suffered from it. Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Seal and Nick Cannon have been diagnosed with forms of the disease.