Two years ago, pop diva Selena Gomez cancelled her Australia and Asia tour. Reports surfaced speculating that her absence was due to alcohol or drugs. Turns out she was diagnosed with lupus, a condition that effects one’s immune system. She underwent chemotherapy after the diagnosis.
Gomez recently told Billboard that at the time of all those rumors: “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.” Gomez is on the cover of Billboard which is available October 8, one day before her album Revival will be available for preorder. It includes the singles “Me & the Ryhthm” and “Same Old Love.”