Rehab might just be one of the words most associated with the modern celebrity, and today you can add another young starlet to the list of those who have sought professional help.
Selena Gomez’s reps have revealed the “Come and Get It” singer spent time in an Arizona rehab facility for two weeks at the beginning of January for exhaustion.
After being urged by family and friends, the singer voluntarily entered at Dawn at the Meadows facility on Jan. 5 to take a break from the Hollywood life and reconnect with herself.
“It’s important to remember that Selena had worked in Hollywood non-stop for six years … She was exhausted,” One source told Radar Online, “Selena was smart enough to understand that she needed to take control of her life.”
Though Gomez only completed two weeks of the 45 day program in Arizona, she remains an out patient.
Even though the main cause of Selena’s rehabilitation was for emotional issues, Radar is reporting rumours that Gomez’s troubles did include partying excessively, smoking marijuana and taking perception drugs — Xanax and Ambien — recreationally. It’s being cited that the star’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, was the main influence on her wild partying behaviour.
Gomez cancelled the Austrailan leg of her tour (set to start Feb. 1) back in December, saying that she wanted to spend time on herself.
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” the singer said in a statement. “But 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.”
Two days after announcing the tour cancellation, Gomez shared a photo of her with her baby sister on Instagram with the caption, “I’m the happiest I’ve been in a while.. So blessed and thankful for the future, for release and to finally be happy for those I loved..”
These days, Gomez is working with Seventeen Magazine on their “Girl Power” campaign — intended to help young girls realize their self-worth and the power they have to make a difference. With her recent focus on herself, it seems like a very fitting movement to be part of. As the March covergirl, Gomez tells Seventeen, “‘I want to change the world! I have dreams!”
You can check out more excerpts from the interview here and check out her “Girl Power” video below.