Yesterday, reports surfaced that Selena Gomez secretly entered rehab at The Meadows recovery center in Arizona, for a two-week emergency stint in early January.
Her stint in rehab came shortly after she cancelled the Australian leg of her 2014 tour to, “spend some time on herself in order to be the best person she could be.”
It was first reported that Selena entered rehab for “exhaustion” and being “broken hearted”. This was confirmed by Selena’s very own rep, this is what her rep had to say:
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse.”
But, according to a source close to the singer, Selena was dealing with issues with alcohol, pot, and experimenting with prescription drugs Xanax and Ambien. Here is what else the source had to say:
“Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena. Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her — and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
It was a surprise to hear of Selena’s stint in rehab, but I am happy she took the time to get the help she needed. Thankfully, she has her family and close pals like Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift to lean on. Now she just needs to stay away from bad influences, staying away from an ex-boyfriend of hers sounds like a good idea to me.