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Bieber To Blame?

Selena Gomez Announces Hiatus Citing 'Anxiety & Depression'

Inside her shocking statement.


Selena Gomez announced August 30 that she is taking a break from her career. The revelation comes just as her ex, Justin Bieber, is in the throws of a romantic vacation with Sofia Richie — and Selena insists that her emotional state is linked to her battle with lupus.

“As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” she said in a statement to People. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.”

As Star reported, in recent weeks, Selena has been embroiled with a back-and-forth feud with Justin in relation to his romance with 18-year-old Sofia.

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