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Selena Gomez Is Battling Lupus — Report

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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by Popdust, Jason Merritt/Getty Images

                          

Selena Gomez mysteriously canceled part of her tour earlier this month, and a new report says the reason is that the singer is currently battling lupus.

Popdust is reporting that 21-year-old Selena was diagnosed with lupus a few years ago and has suffered numerous "flares" recently, which involves facial swelling, fatigue, headaches, and joint pain.

"Selena has been going full throttle the past few years, and her lupus is really catching up with her right now," says a source. "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."

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects roughly 5 million people worldwide. Lupus is most common in women of African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian descent, especially between the ages of 15 to 35. It is incurable but treatable.

Selena had announced that she was canceling the tour to have more downtime, and indeed she has been getting close to her loved ones during the holiday season. On Christmas Eve, she posted an adorable photo of herself holding her baby sister Gracie. "Gracie helping me cook Christmas dinner," she captioned it.

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gmadiane
by Diane on Dec. 29, 2013 at 2:19 PM

oh no

Beebella
by Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 2:21 PM
Wow her hectic schedule must be brutal for her body. I have a friend with lupus and when it flares up she can barely even get out of bed. I couldn't imagine having to sing and dance for hours at a concert or jetting from city to city with little rest. I hope she takes time to recover.
lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Dec. 29, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Wow!  I didn't know that she has lupus.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Dec. 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM
My teen & I saw her in concert just before she stopped the tour. She did a great job & I will be pulling for her.
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MommySally
by Silver Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM
That has to be so hard I for her. At least she is slowing down now and worrying about taking care of herself, I'm sure her fans will understand and be supportive.
.Bubbles.
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 9:28 AM
I can't imagine keeping that kind of schedule with lupis. Hopefully she can get it under control.
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Dec. 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

 Is this a rumor or proven?

Paigesmommy78
by Bronze Member on Dec. 31, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Poor girl
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