Selena Gomez addressed recent remarks about her physical appearance via a TikTok live, divulging that her lupus medication actually caused drastic weight fluctuations.
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The Disney alum said she is not a model and “never will be” and told her critics to “go away” if they don’t like it. In a video shared on Twitter, Gomez shared:
“When I’m taking it, I tend to hold a lot of water weight, and that happens very normally. When I’m off of it, I tend to kind of lose weight. I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they’re going through and no one knows the real story.”
Though she admitted the criticisms have taken a toll on her mental health, the former ladylove of Justin Bieber tries to stay focused on her health. Gomez added:
“I just want people to know that you’re beautiful, and you’re wonderful. Yeah, we have days where maybe we feel like s–t, but I would much rather be healthy and take care of myself. My medications are important, and I believe that they’re what helps me.”
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Selena Gomez concluded her TikTok live with a special message to her avid followers and her haters. The “Who Says” hitmaker stated:
“I love you guys and thanks for supporting me and understanding. And if not, go away, because honestly, I don’t believe in shaming people for their body or anything.”
Most, if not all, fans can recall that Gomez was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that leads to joint pain, fatigue and swelling, in 2014. The songstress got candid about the painful disease in her Apple TV+ documentary titled “My Mind & Me,” wherein she revealed her sickness has exacerbated and she had not felt such excruciating pain in years.
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The “Barney” star shared:
“Now it just hurts. Like, in the morning when I wake up, I immediately start crying because it hurts, everything.”
After she tried treating her symptoms using chemotherapy, Gomez had to take an intravenous drug called Rituxan to deal with the pain brought about by her condition. She explained:
“The Rituxan was really hard to do last time. It’s about four hours, five hours. It’s really hard on your system at first, but it’s OK.”
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