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Selena Gomez Speaks Candidly About Battling Depression in New Interview

By: Joe Hyer

March 17, 2017

Selena Gomez is opening up about fame and her personal battle with depression for Vogue Magazine's April cover story.

The 24-year-old singer told the magazine that growing up in the spotlight has been really hard.

"Look, I love what I do, and I'm aware of how lucky I am, but how can I say this without sounding weird? I just really can't wait for people to forget about me," she shared with Vogue.  

Gomez announced in August 2016 that she was taking a hiatus to deal with anxiety, depression and panic attacks following her lupus diagnosis. She sought treatment at a facility in Tennessee, and the pop singer says that deciding to spend the time in rehab was one of the best things she's ever done. 

“You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls. Real people who couldn’t give two [expletive] about who I was, who were fighting for their lives,” Gomez said.

The “Love You Like A Love Song” singer has been seeing a therapist five times a week since leaving the facility.

“I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back; the girl who’s down ... We also need to feel allowed to fall apart,” she shares with Vogue Magazine for their April cover story.

You can read more from the cover story here.

Gomez recently worked as an executive producer on the Netflix adaption of the book "Thirteen Reasons Why." The miniseries, which centers around teen suicide, will premiere on Netflix later this month.