Selena Gomez has reportedly been hospitalized for mental health treatment. The artist has allegedly been struggling with depression since undergoing a kidney transplant last year.
The “Wolves” singer experienced “a panic attack” during her second hospital stay in just a few short weeks. She suffers from a low white blood cell count, a common side effect for kidney transplant patients a source told LT. “Selena is feeling better,” the source says. “She is getting the help she needs.”
A source told LT, “Selena has dealt with depression for a while and her and the people around her have always kept an eye on how she feels, even more so since her kidney transplant. Selena wasn’t feeling well and went to the hospital. After further monitoring it was decided that Selena will seek treatment at a mental health facility.”
The popular artist wrote on Instagram two weeks ago that she was taking a break from social media. She also warned fans, “Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.”
“It’s been a combination of things affecting her emotional health,” the source told LT, in regards to Selena’s announcement that she would be taking a break from social media last month. “She has certain triggers and is also a very sensitive person which is why she cuts herself off from social media. The negativity and hate she gets affects her more deeply than most celebrities because she takes everything to heart.”
Selena checked herself into a wellness program in New York earlier this year to treat depression and anxiety. A source told ET at the time that decided to enter the program because “she knows her health and wellness require ongoing maintenance.” The source also said that it was “preventative” to ensure she continued on a healthy path.
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