Now that Selena Gomez has revealed her lupus diagnosis, she is letting everyone know even more details about her secret, which she kept for a few years.
"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 admitted to Billboard magazine.
"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," she recalled.
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Selena further explains why she kept her autoimmune disease a secret for three years, even when tabloids speculated she was in rehab for some sort of addiction. "I mean that's when I found it," she tells host Ellen DeGeneres, "and I think it was just very complicated because I didn't understand and then that was something that I did want to keep private until my whole life suddenly wasn't private."
But with her new album, Revival, getting released Friday morning, it finally became the perfect opportunity for Selena to come clean about everything—hence her revival.