Selena Gomez made her return to the public eye at the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday (November 20) and she gave an emotional speech while accepting an award. Gomez won the award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and the show was her first appearance since going on a break to deal with anxiety and depression stemming from her battle with lupus.
Selena is wearing a Prada dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Cartier jewels. Watch the video below, and check out the stunning HQ photos in our gallery.
“Thank you guys so much. In 2014, this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically, 100% honest with all of you. I think it’s safe to say most of you know a lot of my life – whether I liked it or not. And…I had to stop. Cause I had everything, and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.
I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram, I want to see what’s in here [gestures to heart]. I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore. All I can say from the bottom of my heart is I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every single day with people that I love. And I have to say thank you so much to my fans because you guys are so damn loyal, and I don’t know what I did to deserve you. But, if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. And if that’s anything, whether you respect me or not, that’s one thing you should know about me. I care about people…and thank you so much for this, this is for you. Thank you.”