Selena Gomez Spends Time in Rehab FacilityBy: Kimberly Ripley - February 5, 2014
Selena Gomez spent two weeks in a rehab facility in Arizona last month for unknown reasons. The Come & Get It singer’s rep has confirmed her stay. Selena has long been associated with Justin Bieber. The two have dated off and on for years. Surely his recent arrests have amounted to stress and sadness for Selena.
Selena’s rep has made it very clear that she didn’t go to rehab for substance abuse treatment.
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” the rep said.
Gomez’s stay at Dawn at The Meadows has no doubt sparked interest in the reason behind her stay. The facility treats patients 18-26 years old who are struggling with emotional trauma, addiction, or dual diagnosis concerns. Selena did cancel her Australian Tour for 2014 very suddenly back in December, saying she needed some time to focus on her own needs.
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” Gomez said in a statement following the cancellation. “But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”
It wasn’t long after that statement that she shared a photo with her fans via Instagram of her cuddling her baby sister–very clearly indicating she had found some solace at home with her family.
Selena captioned the adorable shot, “I’m the happiest I’ve been in a while.. So blessed and thankful for the future, for release and to finally be happy for those I loved.”
The life of a celebrity can be harrowing, and even more so when that celebrity is young. Both Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have found fame and fortune at very young ages. Fortunately Selena took some voluntary time out to address some of her concerns and enjoy a break from some of the public’s demands.
Just imagine not being able to buy a cup of coffee or pump gas without cameras constantly shooting photos of you from various angles. While that is no doubt flattering for a while, it likely gets old–and quickly, too. Add to that the constant barrage of fans who clamor for a photo or even a hug. It must become–and stay–overwhelming.
It appears as though Selena Gomez is back to work–at least part time, as just a couple of weeks ago (not long after she got out of rehab) she posted a photo on Instagram captioned, “Therapy,” that showed her feet up in what appears to be a recording studio.
Kudos to Selena Gomez for spending time in a rehab facility to help better cope with what life is throwing her way these days. Given the length of her stay she likely sought treatment for exhaustion or anxiety. Given her choice of very successful dual careers–singer and actress–it’s no wonder.
One can only hope Justin Bieber might follow Selena’s lead and get some help, too, for far more serious issues.
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