Selena Gomez opened up in regards to the criticism she acquired after coping with “weight fluctuation” due to the treatment she takes to handle her lupus.
On a latest episode of “Giving Back Generation,” a video podcast with Raquelle Stevens, Gomez ― who has been persistently candid about her well being struggles within the public ― defined the toll that the social media response took on her.
“I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues, and for me that’s when I really started noticing more of the body image stuff,” stated the 27-year-old, earlier than explaining that her lupus mixed along with her treatment and different well being points impacts her weight.
“It’s the medication I have to take for the rest of my life — it depends on even the month, to be honest,” she stated.
The “Lose You To Love Me” singer stated she started to note individuals “attacking me for that” which “got to me big time” and “really messed me up for a bit.”
“And in reality, that’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends what’s happening in my life,” she stated.
In 2015, Gomez spoke out about her battle with the autoimmune illness for the primary time and opened as much as followers about her time in rehab in February 2014. After disappearing for a bit from the general public eye in 2017, Gomez provided followers one more revelation about her well being in September of that 12 months. In an emotional Instagram put up, she defined that she’d acquired a kidney transplant over the summer season from a pal, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” actress Francia Raisa, on account of her battle with lupus.
After receiving negativity about her weight fluctuation as a result of her well being points, the singer and actress went on to inform the video podcast that these feedback have been what induced her to briefly go away social media and never pay as a lot consideration to the feedback.
“I’m very happy with living my life and being present. Because that’s it. Similar to me posting a photo and walking away. For me that’s it. I will do a red carpet, I will do whatever. I don’t need to see it. I participated. I felt wonderful and that’s where the extent of it is,” she stated.
Gomez later added: “I don’t care to expose myself to everyone and hear what they have to say.”
Hear, hear, Selena.
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