Selena Gomez caused some concern when she cancelled the Asian and Australian leg of her tour to take some time for herself.
Rumors surfaced that she was headed to rehab, but according to a new report, Gomez is actually suffering from Lupus.
Sources close to the singer tell that Selena was diagnosed with Lupus a couple of years ago and that she has suffered multiple “flares” recently, causing facial swelling, extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain, prompting her to take a break from touring.
“Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is really catching up with her right now,” one source says.
“She knows that she needs to take some time to address the disease and look after herself better if she wants to live a full and healthy life.”
A photo of Gomez and her fans showed the pop princess without make-up and looking quite tired. If she is, in fact, battling Lupus, that might explain her exhausted appearance.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissues, causing inflammation and tissue damage. It commonly shows as a red rash on the face and causes joint pain, damage to organs and the nervous system, fatigue, fever, headaches and temporary loss of cognitive skills.
It’s more prevalent in African American, Hispanic, Native American and Asian women, age 15-35, and affects sufferers intermittently, with periods of illness alternating with remissions—Lupus sufferers often try to keep out of direct sunlight as sunshine can exacerbate the disease.
It is incurable but treatable with 80-90 percent of sufferers expecting to live a normal lifespan.
Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Seal and Nick Cannon are amongst other celebrity sufferers.
Selena’s rep declined to comment despite multiple requests.
ohhh… We hope that this isn’t the case, but if so, we wish Selena all the best and are sending lots of positive energy her way.
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