With all the drama happening around her, Selena Gomez, 24, isn’t surely going through a smooth phase. And it is her health that is getting affected the most. Selena has been, reportedly, suffering from Lupus, that entails symptoms like depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
However, according to an insider, the murder of her close friend, Christina Grimmie, by a freak fan also has a lot to do with her depression. Gomez hasn’t been quite well since Grimmie’s unexpected demise, and she has been, reportedly, doing everything she can to shield herself from the engulfing grief.
“I don’t really understand how this really happened,” Gomez told fans at a concert after Grimmie’s murder.
According to a report by the Radar Online, Selena Gomez has remained the same since she lost her close friend and that she was depressed. “Selena wasn’t the same after that,” the insider said. “She was definitely depressed — it was obvious.”
The singer and actress had to cancel her Revival Tour, which still had a number of concerts left, due to health reasons. Her family members had to intervene due to concerns over Gomez’s increased drug use. A source revealed that she was taking a mixture of Lunesta, Ambien, Klonopin and Xanax. However, not all at once.
Selena Gomez recently said that she is suffering from Lupus and that she is taking a break to care for herself.
“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 was quoted as saying by the People magazine. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”
She 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.”