Selena Gomez Reportedly Suffering From Lupus

Patrick Bowman | December 27, 2013 11:27 am

Selena Gomez canceled the Australian leg of her Stars Dance world tour two weeks ago in order to, according to a statement she released, “spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.” But Pop Dust reports the possibility that the move is a consequence of Sel’s struggle with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can affect many different parts of the body, including the lungs. Gomez has neither confirmed nor denied the reports, but according to sources close to her camp, the star has “suffered multiple ‘flares’ recently, causing facial swelling, extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain.” 

It’s pretty scary to think about a young star battling with an incurable, chronic disease that may affect her career, and life, in many ways. Get better, Selena.