21-year-old Selena Gomez, who has had an on-again/off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, was admitted to Dawn at The Meadows Recovery Centre in Arizona on January 5, and spent two weeks at the facility, which treats people aged 18 to 26 years old who are “struggling with emotional trauma, addiction or dual diagnosis concerns.”
Getting a Slurpee in Los Angeles – February 11, 2014
Her representative tells MailOnline, “Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but NOT for substance abuse.”
Although her reps have denied this, Star claims that the singer was “heavily into the drug Molly (which contain MDMA)’ and was using prescription drugs like Xanax and Ambien. The former Disney child star was urged to seek help by those close to her amid concerns her partying was getting out of control. Meanwhile, TMZ claimed that Selena blames her ex-boyfriend Justin for her “predicament.”
Another source has told Radar, “Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena. Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her – and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
Selena – who reportedly “regularly” smoked marijuana with Justin – had been due to tour Australia this month but cancelled the tour. At the time of the cancellation, it was reported that Selena was suffering from Lupus disease, although this was not confirmed or denied by her reps. In a statement to her fans about cancelling her shows, Selena said she needed to “spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”
Performing at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit – November 26, 2013
She added, “My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. 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.”
At the time, a source close to the singer added that Gomez needed a break from her busy acting and touring schedule. “She’s been working nonstop since she was 15 and she wants to take a minute to herself,” the source said. She was said to be doing well. A source said, “Selena is now happy and very healthy and already getting back to work.”
As you may already have guessed, that’s not the end of the story.
Now it seems that she has tuned to alcohol after fleeing rehab just weeks ago. She apparently re-embraced alcohol by posting a happy hour selfie on Instagram. Selena’s photo of herself appears to show her drinking a cocktail amid addiction rumors.
It isn’t completely certain whether she was actually drinking alcohol or not, but the picture has caused some uproar, considering the fact that she so recently spent time in rehab. She quit after only two weeks into the 45-day program in order to go to Sundance and then said she was cured so she didn’t need to return. Her rep claims that she’s got no problems handling her alcohol.
It seems, however, as if she’s not paying much attention to the public conjecture and negative comments. “Extra whip cream please!” she posted alongside the photo with her drink. “Dessert before dinner. Duh.”
During a night out at Sketch in Mayfair, London – February 17, 2014
Instagram picture – any alcohol in that drink?
Unlike most other celebrities who undergo rehab “visits,” I’m actually hoping for the best for Selena. More often than not, when I’ve seen her interviewed, she has seemed like a pretty decent person – pretty much down to Earth, not full of herself, without the sort of over-inflated sense of self-worth that plagues so many celebrities – such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez, for example – so it’s somewhat disappointing to learn of her struggles. Normally I wouldn’t care very much, or have much sympathy for her situation, however self-inflicted it may be. I’m hoping that there are people close to her who are concerned enough to try to ensure that she gets the kind of no-nonsense help she needs.