Wha-?! Selena Gomez Says She “Was Going Through Leukemia” While in Rehab
It’s been over two years since Selena Gomez‘s shocking two-week stint in rehab, but, sadly, the 23-year-old can’t escape the questions regarding its effect on her life. And it looks like that’s going to continue, as she revealed yet another shocking twist.
In an emotion-driven interview with GQ, the “Hands to Myself” singer was fuming when the interviewer attempted to talk about her stay at a rehabilitation center, which people originally speculated was due to exhaustion… or substance abuse. She exclaimed, “No, no, no, no, no. First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on. I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay.” The kicker: “And I was going through leukemia.”
While the writer of the piece hypothesizes that Selena meant chemotherapy rather than cancer, Selena never clarifies. Instead, she continues, “and I went to two different locations for those treatments. It’s really frustrating, because I am 100 percent allowed to have that, but I think people just want to have some sort of —”
“I understand what you’re asking,” she says. “But I’m just saying, I don’t think it really matters. My past seems to be way more fascinating for people than my future, which bums me out.”
Again, her statement could’ve been a slip of the tongue, a moment of confusion or what have you, but those words didn’t escape the grasp of the public:
"And I was going through leukemia and I went to two different locations for those treatments." – Selena Gomez
— ѕєℓяιαиα ✩ (@gomezgrandesong) April 14, 2016
first selena says she had lupus and now leukemia? girl make up your mind
—// NOV 25TH (@lookngfryou) April 14, 2016
Hopefully, it was, indeed, a mistake, and not another burden the former Disney Channel star needed to suffer through.
Selena isn’t the only Disney Channel alum to go to rehab…
Demi has been through a lot in her life and she's very open about all of it. In 2013, she sat down with Access Hollywood and discussed her past issues with drugs and alcohol in a very revealing interview. We all fell in love with Demi when she was a HUGE Disney star acting on Sonny With a Chance and in Camp Rock, but her on-screen persona was only half of who she was at the time; the other half was an addict who was good at manipulating people and situations. She explained that she would smuggle cocaine onto airplanes and do drugs when the other first-class passengers were sleeping.
At 19 years old, Demi hit rock bottom and then decided to turn her life around by going to rehab and finally taking her recovery seriously.
"I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, 'Oh my God... that is alcoholic behavior. [It's] no longer, 'I'm young and rebellious and out having fun,' it was, 'Wow, I'm one of those people... I gotta get my s*** together,'" Demi explained. She went to rehab in 2010 for drugs, alcohol, cutting, bulimia and more, and is now vocal about her story so she can help empower others to love themselves and not give into the addiction.
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