Selena Gomez Reveals: I Underwent Chemotherapy to Battle Lupus

Selena Gomez has revealed she has lupus and has undergone chemotherapy to fight the painful disease.

When the “Good For You” singer took a break from touring between late 2013 and early 2014, it fueled rumors that she was battling addiction.

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“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 in its new cover story.

“I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a******.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”

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The 23-year-old credits her friend, Taylor Swift with helping her during her recovery.

“Taylor makes me feel empowered, like I can trust new people. The way she cares about women is so adamant. It’s pulling me out of my shell,” she said.

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