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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Rumors, Treating Lupus

Selena Gomez revealed she went through chemo to treat lupus when several tabloids speculated she was in rehab or pregnant.

By Kaileen Gaul | October 7, 2015

Selena Gomez has finally cleared up what was really going on during her time out of the spotlight last year. 

"I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke," she told Billboard magazine

The "Good for You" singer was all over the news in early 2014 with some tabloids claiming she had a drug problem or was pregnant. 

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And it looks like the rumors got to her. She says, "I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again." 

Gomez has had to deal with a ton of unfair scrutiny lately. In addition to whispers of rehab, the singer says she's faced criticism about her weight. (Video via Interscope Records and Polydor)


"You know the past year was so, um. I've never been body-shamed before," Selena Gomez said on "On Air With Ryan Secrest."

"But you know what's interesting is I posted this photo to Instagram and was like, 'There's more to love.' I'm happy with myself. And the reason why I did that is I didn't want them to win." (Video via On Air With Ryan Seacrest)

And she's proving she's all good with showing off her body positivity with her new album cover. 

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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