Is Selena Gomez suffering from an incurable disease?

Selena GomezSelena Gomez recently canceled a whole arm of her world tour because she "needed some time for herself." I have to admit, I was one of the first to say that maybe reports of her drug use and a rehab stint were imminent. But according to reports, that just isn't the case and instead Selena hit a wall after going non-stop for a couple of years and is now forced to battle with this incurable disease. In a way I'm glad it's not drug use or anything like that, but at the same time, suffering from this disease is nothing to take lightly.

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According to an exclusive report in Popdust.com, a source revealed that Selena is suffering from lupus, a very serious autoimmune disorder where the body starts attacking its own healthy tissue. According to medical sites, the disease causes "inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs."

 The reports say that Selena was diagnosed about two years ago and with her recent non-stop schedule, she had a flare-up of the disease that forced her to cancel those Australian tour dates. At the time, Selena did hint at some health troubles: "It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be," her statement said.

But the source clarifies her situation: "Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her lupus is really catching up with her right now. She knows that she needs to take some time to address the disease and look after herself better if she wants to live a full and healthy life." If the reports are true, I'm glad she's taking some time out for herself! The disease is sadly not curable, but can be controlled with treatment. Some people with lupus can live fairly normal lives. The fact that stress exacerbates the condition has probably made it necessary for her to take some time off.

Well, I'm glad Selena is taking some time to take care of herself, especially in light of these recent news! I'm shocked to hear that she's suffering from this disease, I really hope that she gets the rest, treatment, and pampering that she needs during this time to get better, whatever it is that's ailing her. Our prayers are with her during this time and we want to wish her a speedy recovery.

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