Selena Gomez has reportedly suffered a mental breakdown after being hospitalized twice in the past two weeks.
Sources tell Entertainment Tonight that the 26-year-old singer was taken to the hospital after being in emotional distress over an alarmingly low white blood cell count due to her battle with lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues and organs. “Selena wasn’t feeling well and went to the hospital, as she does whenever she feels off,” the source explained.
Selena was released after a few days in the hospital, but then returned shortly due to “continued health issues” related to the kidney transplant she had in 2017, and her severe emotional distress did not improve.
The source added, “After further monitoring, it was decided that Selena would seek treatment at a [mental health] facility.”
According to some reports, Selena is receiving dialectical behavior therapy, which Pyschology Today defines as providing “clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.” The “Taki Taki” singer has received this type of treatment in the past.
Selena has always been very open about her struggles with lupus and battles with her mental health, and earlier this year, she voluntarily checked into a wellness program. A source told ET at the time: “This most recent stint was preventative. She hasn’t relapsed and she’s not in a bad place, quite the opposite. She did this to ensure she continues on a good path. It’s super responsible. More people should be proactive about their health and wellness instead of waiting for something bad to happen.”
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