Selena Gomez gets real on her mental health struggle


Selena Gomez has again opened up on mental health, revealing more about the circumstances behind her cancelling her Revival tour last year for health reasons.

Speaking at a Q&A alongside director Josh Safdie and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, who produced Robert Pattinson’s new flick Good Time, Sel spoke about how she befriended the pair after watching their 2014 film Heaven Knows What while on her break from the spotlight.

"A lot of you probably don’t know why I’m here. I actually don’t know why I’m here either, but these guys are really cool,” she said to ET.

“A little while ago I was actually on bed rest, and it’s probably the worst time to watch Heaven Knows What or the best time, depending on your mental state. I ended up becoming extremely fascinated with the boys and kind of forced them to become my friend a little bit,” she revealed.

“For me, personally, I really liked the mental aspect of it, because I’ve done a lot of those exercises that you put in,” she continued. “So, the beginning of the movie stuck with me because I actually… I’m very open, it’s not really a secret, but I, for sure, have talked about that, and I’ve done a lot of those exercises.”

It’s not the first time she’s opened up about her past struggled, telling Vogue US in March that it was a 90-day inpatient program that helped her more than anything.
"I wish more people would talk about therapy… We girls, we're taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who's down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart."