Just when you thought you forgot Selena Gomez was in rehab…new info surfaces. Or maybe it’s just a Freudian slip?
Selly covered GQ‘s May issue, and in her interview she explains why she chose to abruptly enter rehab back in 2014. It’s no secret that she’s been battling the auto-immune disease lupus, but her odd slip of the tongue makes it seem like she has something…a little more serious than that.
When asked about her diagnosis, the 23-year-old said:
“First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on. I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay. And I was going through leukemia and I went to two different locations for those treatments. It’s really frustrating, because I am 100 percent allowed to have that, but I think people just want to have some sort of—”
The writer of the GQ piece, Zach Baron, did note that Selena probably meant chemotherapy instead of leukemia. Weird slip, though- especially because she was very specifically treated with chemotherapy during her two-week stay in rehab, for LUPUS. She continued:
“I understand what you’re asking, but I’m just saying, I don’t think it really matters. My past seems to be way more fascinating for people than my future, which bums me out.”
Gomez furthered her point, by sharing a story of when she first shared her diagnosis with a patient at a children’s hospital:
“And there was this kid that wouldn’t look me in the eye at all… I wanted to get his attention, even though maybe it was too much. So I just said, ‘Ask me anything you want.’ And he was the first person that I told, besides my best friend and family, because he asked me, ‘Have you ever dealt with anything like this?’ And I said, ‘I have lupus. I was in the ICU for two and a half weeks. I was in this exact same room.’ And it was the first time that he looked at me… I don’t ever really like to sit and dwell on what that experience was. Was it fun? No. Is it fun to have it? No.”
Does anyone else find her weird slip of the tongue interesting? Or do you just think she’s confused? WEIGH IN BELOW!