Selena Gomez taking time off for health reasons
Selena Gomez announced on Tuesday (Aug30) that she is taking time off from her world tour and other professional commitments to focus on getting well while she continues to fight her disease. In fact, in 2014 the singer was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body and whose symptoms tend to last very long.
“As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways.” Gomez said in a statement to CNN. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of Lupus, which can present their own challenges. 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.”
We do not know how long Selena Gomez will be out of the spotlight because her representatives have not said whether she plans to cancel or reschedule her next dates: she was originally scheduled for three dates in North America in September, a few stops in Europe throughout October and there were even more shows planned in Asia and Latin America through the end of the year.