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Selena Gomez cancels Revival Tour due to anxiety and depression

She’s having side effects following her lupus diagnosis.

By Erin Van Der Meer
Selena Gomez cancels Revival Tour due to anxiety and depression

Selena Gomez has cancelled her Revival Tour to focus on her health.

The singer released a statement to People on Wednesday explaining that she needs to take a break as she struggles with the side effects of her Lupus diagnosis, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and inflammation of the skin and organs, among other symptoms.

"As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” the statement reads

“I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.

"I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.

"Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”

Last week it was reported that Selena’s friends and family were planning an intervention to encourage her to take some time off following her out of character Instagram outburst at Justin Bieber.

There was also concern raised for the star after she posted a sad Instagram note saying she felt “inauthentic and unconnected” after a concert in Indonesia, which she later deleted.

She was due to continue her Revival Tour in Canada this weekend before continuing on to Europe and Central and South America, with the final date in Mexico on December 18. It’s not known if the shows will be postponed or permanently cancelled. The news will come as a huge disappointment to her fans, but health should always come first. Get well soon, Selena.