Selena Gomez Resurfaces in Tennessee as Singer Continues Her Break Away From the Spotlight

“Come and Get It” singer enjoys a meal at Texas Roadhouse

By Mike Vulpo, Bobby Caruso Oct 09, 2016 2:17 AMTags
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Selena Gomez has resurfaced in Tennessee amid her personal break from the Hollywood spotlight.

Multiple eyewitnesses confirm to E! News that the "Come and Get It" singer stopped by the Texas Roadhouse in Alcoa, Tennessee Saturday for an afternoon meal.

"She enjoyed herself and was there for a late lunch," an eyewitness shared with E! News. "She couldn't have been more gracious to everyone and to the fans and was more than happy to take pictures with whoever."

The sighting was so exciting to fans that #SelenaIsBackParty began to trend on Twitter for a short period on Saturday.

As many followers know, Selena announced in August that she would be taking some time off away from the spotlight. At the same time, the actress hoped to focus on her heath and the unfortunate side effects of her lupus diagnosis.

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"Around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways," she shared in a statement to E! News. "I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges."

She continued, "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."

Since the announcement, Selena has not made any big appearances on red carpets or star-studded events including the Global Citizen Festival. Furthermore, her last Instagram post was seven weeks ago.       

Ultimately, Selena assured fans this past summer that she appreciates their support as she shifts her priorities away from music and acting for the time being.

"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," she shared. "I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues."