Selena Gomez has just announced that she is taking a break from show business. In an exclusive statement to People, the singer said that lupus, the illness she revealed she suffered from last year, was starting to take a toll on her well being and her happiness.
"As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges," she said.
"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 said in the statement.
The "Good For You" singer has tour dates scheduled for the rest of the year for her Revival Tour, and it is unclear whether or not those concerts will be canceled and what will happen with the fans who have already purchased tickets.
It is important that the singer takes care of her health and overall well being and we hope that she finds this time off to be exactly what she needs.
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