What? Selena Gomez was in rehab? True story!
But don’t worry, she hasn’t been following in the crooked footsteps of her bratty ex Justin Bieber. Selena checked herself into Arizona facility Dawn at the Meadows in January for two weeks, but her reps confirm that it had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol.
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” read an official statement. The well-known facility provides treatment for “emerging adults who struggle with emotional trauma, addiction or dual diagnosis concerns”.
Could it be the emotional fall out from bad-boy-Bieber’s recent behaviour? Or just the stress of Hollywood? She recently admitted in a teary interview with Aussie Maude Garrett that “I’ve cried in three interviews in one week” and also cancelled her recent Australian tour “to spend time on herself.” Check out the touching moment below where she was brought to tears after watching a video from her number one Australian fan.
As usual, there are multiple theories floating around on the internet. Showbiz site HollywoodLife suggests that an addiction to prescription drug Xanax was the issue, while other sources claim her parents convinced her to go to rehab because she was partying too much.
“Particularly, her parents [were worried],” a source told Radar Online. “The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her, and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
The source explained that the “exhausted” Selina finally decided it was time for her to “take control of her life”.
“It just got to a point where she needed to get out of Los Angeles, get away from ‘the scene’ and the pressures of Hollywood,” said the source. “To also get away from those who had, admittedly, become a bad influence on her.”