The day before her new album “Revival” is set to drop, Billboard released their cover story interview with Selena Gomez. The “Good For You” singer opens up about her struggles with lupus, the media, and how she’s not the “good girl” everyone thinks she is.
In the new interview, Selena talks why she canceled the end of her 2013 tour and checked into the Meadows, a rehab facility in Arizona. Though the media initially speculated she was dealing with everything from pill addiction to heartbreak over Justin Bieber, she set finally the record straight. “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been in chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” she says.
She went on to say that besides having to struggle with the disease, she also had to deal with the tabloids, as well. “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes,'” she continues. “But I was angry I even felt the need to say that … I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.” She claims that gossip sites, notably Hollywood Life, “took away everything I loved about the industry” and she hates that she’s become a “tabloid story.” Continue Reading →