Selena Gomez sent a shot right to our hearts last year when she revealed she's been battling Lupus—a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints and even organs—for several years.
She opened up for the first time about her diagnosis in Billboard's Oct. 17, 2015 issue, revealing, "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy. That's what my break was really about. I could've had a stroke," Gomez tells the magazine of her time spent out of the spotlight, which caused a flurry of speculation as to what was keeping her away. "I wanted so badly to say, 'You guys have no idea. I'm in chemotherapy. You're assholes.' I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again."
Though the singer has seen some highs after announcing her diagnosis, including a world tour, she's also seen some lows, struggling to balance her health and work.