7 Celebrities Who Were Diagnosed with the Same Life-Threatening Disease
Although Selena Gomez once misspoke and said she “was going through leukemia” when she checked into rehab in early 2014, the 24-year-old beauty had actually just been diagnosed with lupus and had to get chemotherapy treatments to get it under control.
“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy,” she told Billboard magazine. “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 a**holes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”
Sadly, the “Hands to Myself” singer isn’t the only star who’s battling the life-threatening autoimmune disease; in fact, Sel is simply the most recent celebrity to be diagnosed with lupus. To see which other famous men and women suffer from the illness, scroll through the gallery below.