Around a year ago, Selena Gomez , the American actress, and singer, had revealed that she is suffering from an illness called Lupus. She shared that Lupus comes with side effects such as panic attacks, anxiety, and depression which makes it even more challenging. Selena had said,
“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. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues”
On the 20th November 2016, American Music Awards event Selena opened up further to her fans saying,
“I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”
It was during this event that Selena made her first public appearance since taking a career break to focus on her emotional and mental health. An important message from Selena Gomez to her fans was:
“If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.”
While we all appreciate Selena’s boldness to open up about her condition other artists actively supported her through social media.
Lady Gaga, who had been suffering from a similar ailment as Selena Gomez posted a beautiful picture along with Selena Gomez on her social media page saying:
Colton Haynes applauded Selena’s boldness with a tweet,
Sendin the biggest hug in the world to @selenagomez for speaking about how important it is to take care of your mental health ????
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) November 21, 2016
Danielle Bradbery was inspired by Selena’s honesty,
— Danielle Bradbery (@DBradbery) November 21, 2016
Kudos to Selena Gomez and all the other celebrities who have inspired and encouraged their fans to give importance to mental health. They continue to play an important role in making several people accept their mental condition.