Selena Gomez originally popped up on TV screens when she scored the lead role in Wizards of Waverly Place which was a Disney sitcom about a family of wizards who owns a restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Like other popular Disney child stars, Disney rode on her popularity by fanning her perpetual but symbolic flame across mediums such as music, movies, magazines and commercials.
Nowadays, people hardly remember Selena for her acting career, she is more commonly known as a musician and an actress second.
But just like her philosophy of remaining authentic, she deals with issues and problems that everyday people deal with. Read on to find out how she dealt with and overcame her mental health issues.
With more than 30 concerts remaining in her ‘Revival’ tour last year, Selena cancelled the remaining dates to check into a psychiatric facility in Tennessee.
This wasn’t the first time the singer had to cancel a tour due to her personal ailments. In January of 2014 she cancelled a tour to deal with her diagnosis of lupus.
It’s not uncommon to see Hollywood stars and famous celebrities have an inflated ego. So when you hear someone like Selena (who has amassed over 114 million followers on Instagram) deal with self-esteem issues it really does separate the gap between fan and star to make her just like ‘one of us.’
In an interview she said that ‘tours are a really lonely place for me. My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious [and] I started to have panic attacks before and after the stage.’
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