Selena Gomez has been reportedly admitted at a mental health facility due to an episode of “emotional breakdown,” according to TMZ. According to the report, Selena had to be hospitalised twice following a health complication. Later, she had to be admitted to a mental health facility after she went on a downward spiral. The 26-year-old singer was at her California home last week when she was hospitalised first in September. News reports also show Justin Bieber looking dishevelled and in the company of friends comforting him, soon after the news of her hospitalisation broke out.
Sources told TMZ that the singer was “despondent and emotional” after her white blood cell count plummeted, following which she was admitted for the first time in September. Selena, who had undergone a kidney transplant last year, had to be admitted again when her counts failed to improve. The episode sent her into deep emotional distress. She reportedly freaked out and had a “meltdown” due to her deteriorating health condition. Selena reportedly tried ripping off the IVs and insisted on leaving the hospital.
TMZ stated that she’s presently at a psychiatric facility at East Coast, receiving dialectical behaviour therapy or DBT meant for treating mental health disorders. Reportedly, it’s not the first time she’s received DBT. Selena Gomez Opens Up About Life-saving Kidney Transplant Surgery.
There were signs of Selena’s waning mental health in the past when she posted an emotional note on September 23: “Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.” The singer had announced that she was taking a break from social media and had appeared on an Instagram Live, answering questions about her experience with depression in the past.
Here's her Instagram post:
Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.
Back in February, Selena had been seeking treatment for mental health issues and had completed a two-week treatment programme for depression and anxiety.
Selena’s on-and-off ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber recently got engaged to model Hailey Baldwin. There were even reports that the two got married after they were spotted outside a courthouse. Media reports suggested that Selena wasn’t too stoked about her ex and his model fiancé. Some sources suggested that she was depressed. Selena Gomez Allegedly Wrote a Letter to Justin Bieber After His Engagement with Hailey Baldwin.
New reports also suggest that Justin looked visibly upset when the news of Selena's hospitalisation broke out. His friends were seen mouthing a "Sorry" to him and hugging him outside a church in LA. The pop star looked dishevelled as if he was having a hard time dealing with Selena's waning health and hospitalisation.