Multiple sources confirm in the new issue of Us Weekly that the pop star, 24, has been recovering at a Tennessee treatment facility since announcing August 30 that she was taking a break to manage “anxiety, panic attacks and depression.” The “Kill Em With Kindness” singer canceled 34 remaining dates on her Revival world tour as a result.
“Selena is dealing with lupus, but this break is to focus on her mental health,” a source close to the pop star tells Us. “She can go to a very dark place.” The insider describes the facility, just outside of Nashville, as a “private and quiet place,” but “super intense.”
The Disney Channel alum — who went to rehab in 2014, one year after being diagnosed with the chronic autoimmune disease — also stopped working on new music. “She was supposed to be recording, but she hasn’t told anyone when she’ll be back in studio,” a music industry source explains.
While focusing on her recovery, Gomez has been spending time with family. She stopped at Alcoa, Tennessee’s Texas Roadhouse for dinner with her mom and stepfather, Brian Teefey, October 8. “Selena was just like any other guest,” the casual steakhouse’s manager tells Us. “She was really nice and tipped well.”
The next day, the Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising actress and her grandparents had breakfast at the Riverstone Restaurant in Townsend, Tennessee. “She was laughing a lot with them while she was eating,” says an eyewitness, who observed Gomez enjoying grits and chatting with fans. “She seemed happy and relaxed.”