Recently Selena Gomez opened up about her health struggles and her fear of revealing her health issues in public. The American singer, actor, and rock star Selena Gomez started her career as a child actress in the 2002-2004 television series Barney & Friends. She was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Lupus in 2014. In 2020 she went public about her bipolar disorder which she had been suffering from for a long time.
Selena admitted she took time to disclose her condition as she wasn’t sure how it would be accepted by her fans. In an interview with Fast Company, Selena said, “I grew up being a people pleaser… I had a responsibility at a very young age—young people were looking up to me. I didn’t know who I was. Having that responsibility would make me walk on eggshells a lot. I thought maybe it would be damaging to tell people who I am. It started to become a threat that freaked me out. Well, if you’re not right, then you can’t work.”
The singer said she feels grateful to have people around who help her to go through the challenges life throws her way. She even briefly commented on her breakup with Justin Bieber mentioning it was the same time she decided to take a break from social media.
Selena had to even go for a kidney transplant in 2017. Her close friend, Francia Raisa became the kidney donor. Earlier Selena had remarked how she had struggled with body image issues for years because of Lupus. It was during an Instagram chat session with Miley Cyrus in 2020 that she revealed her bipolar diagnosis.
Meanwhile, Selena’s latest track, ‘Single Soon’ is charting at the top of all playlists. The peppy dance number celebrates being single and enjoying life. Selena confirmed she hasn’t been in a relationship in 5 years and the song was written a long time back. In a recent interview with Pop Crush, Selena admitted the song can “be interpreted in so many different ways.”
The singer-actress said she is in a happy state of mind currently and that’s why wanted to share her happiness with her fans with this light-hearted fun song.
Selena’s new music video showcases her free-spirited self enjoying with friends, chilling around, and celebrating herself.
By Ishita Ganguly