Selena Gomez is reportedly taking time to focus on her mental health. People reports that the singer is currently seeking treatment after experiencing an “emotional breakdown” during a hospital visit.
Gomez reportedly visited the hospital twice in recent weeks due to a low white blood cell count, which was likely a side effect from her recent kidney transplant. According to a source, the “breakdown” occurred during the second hospital visit. This singer is now reportedly in the care of a recovery facility.
“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” a source told People. “She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the east coast.” Specifically, People reports she’s undergoing dialectical behavior therapy, which aims to identify and change negative thinking patterns.
This news, first reported by TMZ, comes after Gomez decided to take a hiatus from social media. “Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given,” she wrote in September. “Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember-negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”
She previously hinted during the summer that she might take a break with a reflective comment: “Trust me, my life isn’t always this filtered and flowery… We are all on our own journey.”
Regardless, we hope Gomez gets the treatment she needs and a speedy recovery is on the horizon.