Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Stay in Rehab and Life With Lupus

"I needed time to be OK," she says

By Francesca Bacardi Apr 14, 2016 3:21 PMTags
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Frustrated by the rumors swirling about why she checked into a rehab facility in January 2014, Selena Gomez finally reveals the truth in GQ.

Between 2014 and 2015, Gomez spent a lot of time revamping her image and career. She dropped her manager, who was her mother at that point, and even let go of her Disney past officially by signing with Interscope Records. She would go on to release Revival in October 2015, which has dominated the charts ever since. Because she went on such a self-transformation, the "Hands to Myself" songstress wants to focus on her future, but everyone wants to know about her past.

Whether it's her former relationship with Justin Bieber or her life with Lupus, an autoimmune disease, Gomez doesn't want to talk about it anymore.

"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," she tells GQ, adding, "and I was going through leukemia." (She most likely meant chemotherapy.).

Having gotten her lupus under control and heading on a world tour, Gomez is ready to move forward, but she knows it will be an uphill battle.

"I just have to be patient. It's slowly dissolving the older I get. And I just have to be patient and make great things with quality, from producing to singing to acting. And one by one, I will be able to change the dialogue and people won't care about everything that's happened to me."