Last year, Selena Gomez was diagnosed with Lupus. According to the MAYO Clinic Lupus is “a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.”
That diagnosis has lead to Gomez canceling the rest of her Revival World Tour. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE the singer says she’s “discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of Lupus, which can present their own challenges.”
“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,” she continues.
If you want to know more about Lupus click here. Get well soon, Selena <3