The singer looked incredible as she made her first public appearance in months. And she delivered a powerful and very important message about mental health...
We’ve had a Selena Gomez-shaped hole in our lives for quite a while now, as the singer has been taking some much-needed time away to concentrate on herself.
What seems like forever ago now, reports emerged claiming that Selena Gomez was going to be taking a break from music and fame in order to focus on her ‘mental health’, which was suffering as a side effect of her lupus diagnosis.
The star has remained pretty silent across social media, and hasn’t attended any high profile events.
Making her return in a knockout red dress – yup, the girl’s still got it – Selena took to the stage at last night’s American Music Awards.
Accepting the award for Favourite Pop And Rock Artist, the 24-year-old took the opportunity to address her situation, giving a powerful and meaningful speech about the importance of taking care of your mental health.
Remembering the time that she cried on stage during her performance of The Heart Wants What It Wants, Selena said: ‘In 2014, this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically 100 percent honest with all of you.
‘I think it’s safe to say most of you know my life whether I liked it or not. And I had to stop. Because I had everything. And I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.’
Touching on the pressures of social media, Selena reflected: ‘I don’t wanna see your bodies on Instagram, I wanna see what’s in here,’ as she motioned to her heart.
She also took the moment to thank her fans for their unwavering support, saying, ‘I have to say thank you so much to my fans, because you guys are so damn loyal, and I don’t know what I did to deserve you.’
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She finished with the message, ‘But if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. That’s one thing you should know about me: I care about people. And this is for you.’