Tuesday, Selena Gomez announced that she will once again be taking a hiatus from the spotlight.
The pop singer released a statement yesterday explaining to fans that she’s decided to take time off to focus on her health and the unfortunate side effects of her lupus diagnosis.
“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. Thank you to all my fans for your support…”
Gomez initially opened up about her diagnosis in Billboard‘s Oct. 17, 2015 issue, revealing, “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy… I could’ve had a stroke,” Gomez tells the magazine of her time spent out of the spotlight.
Selena Gomez’s condition is actually common, and mostly common in women who suffer from lupus. Read more about other conditions stemming from lupus.