Selena Gomez has reportedly checked in to a rehabilitation centre in Tennessee to deal with issues related to her battle with lupus.
The Come and Get It singer, who was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease in 2014, announced in late August (16) she was taking an indefinite break from her world tour in order to focus on getting well.
She has been laying low ever since, but on Saturday (08Oct16), she was spotted greeting fans in Alcoa, Tennessee while dining at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant with her mother and stepfather.
Now multiple sources have revealed to Us Weekly that Selena has been spending time at a private treatment facility just outside Nashville, where she is attempting to conquer the anxiety, panic attacks, and depression she has been suffering as a result of her lupus struggle.
“Selena is dealing with lupus, but this break is to focus on her mental health,” one insider tells the magazine. “She can go to a very dark place.”
The rehab visit marks her second round of treatment, after previously cutting short a 2014 tour of Australia and checking in to the Dawn at The Meadows facility in Arizona to receive professional care and undergo chemotherapy.
Gomez didn’t reveal her secret health battle until October, 2015, when she released her album Revival.
A representative for the former Disney star has yet to comment on the rehab news, but Selena, 24, already appears to be in a better place emotionally after spending time with her family.
On Sunday (09Oct16), she was also seen enjoying breakfast with her grandparents at the Riverstone Restaurant in Townsend, Tennessee, where she appeared to be in good spirits.
“She was laughing a lot with them while she was eating,” an eyewitness claims. “She seemed happy and relaxed.”