Selena Gomez says she’s taking some time off to deal with nervousness, panic attacks and depression.
She revealed that she was being treated for the disorder which affects the body’s defense mechanisms.
The 24-year-old says she now wants time out to face her health issues “head on.”
Speaking to toofab she said: “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have Lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways.
“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.”
She thanked all her fans for their support: “You know how special you are to me, but … I am doing everything possible to be my best.
“I know I am not alone by sharing this. I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”
It is unclear how much time Selena Gomez will be taking off. She is in the centre of her Revival world tour, with several coming dates.
She’s expected to come in October to the united kingdom.
There has been no official notification the remaining dates have been cancelled, although it’s widely anticipated they’ll be.
She was pressured to cancel the end of a tour that was previous in 2013, prior to her lupus analysis. She went to a treatment facility and had chemotherapy.
Two weeks ago, the singer got into an online argument with ex boyfriend Justin Bieber.
It followed his rant at enthusiasts who’d been posting negative opinions about pictures of him with girlfriend Sofia Richie.
Under an image of the couple she wrote: “If you can not handle the hate then quit posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be particular between you two only.
“Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
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In accordance with the NHS, lupus is a poorly understood and complex condition that affects many different parts of the body.