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.”
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