It’s no secret that Selena Gomez has been going through a tumultuous time in recent years. It all started with her battle with lupus. The diagnosis caused her weight to fluctuate and this resulted in body shaming. After keeping her pain a secret for all these years, Gomez revealed how her battle with lupus affected her life.
During a recent episode of the Apple TV+ series Dear, Selena Gomez revealed that her doctors informed her that she could have a stroke on stage or worse even if she was feeling fit and healthy.
“So hearing from a doctor, ‘You could have had a stroke onstage, you could have died’ — it was a lot. But I didn’t allow it to sink in; I didn’t want to process it,”
Gomez underwent a life-saving kidney transplant in 2017 that caused her weight to fluctuate. She admitted that although she put on a brave face most of the time, the judgment about her appearance caused her to “cry” her “eyes out.” She also stated that she “lied” when she said the negativity didn’t affect her.
“My weight would constantly fluctuate because I would be on certain medications,” she explained. “And obviously, people just ran with it. It was like they couldn’t wait to find a thing to bring me down. I was being shamed for gaining weight because of my lupus.”
The talented star explained she lied about the criticism not affecting her because she wanted to protect others who were going through the same thing.
“I lied. I would go online and I would post a picture of myself and say [the negative comments] don’t matter, I’m not accepting what you’re saying — all the while being in the room posting that, crying my eyes out, because nobody deserves to hear those things,” she shared.
She added, “I was posting these things saying it doesn’t bother me because I didn’t want it to bother other people who are experiencing the same thing — getting shamed for what they look like, who they are, who they love,” she added. “I just think it’s so unfair; I don’t think that anybody deserves to feel less than.”
During the same episode, Selena also spoke about her friend Francia Raisa who donated a kidney to her for a transplant. She said that she “will never ever, ever be more in debt to a person than Francia.”
We certainly hope that Selena Gomez’s health improves and she is able to obtain the happiness she deserves. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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