Selena Gomez reveals her chemo for lupus
While we were busy nattering about her love life (to Justin Bieber or not to Justin Bieber? that was the question), young acting and singing sensation Selena Gomez was undergoing chemotherapy.
Gomez, 23, who made a big splash in Barney & Friends as a child actor, tells Billboard she took a break from work last year not to get over Biebs, but for health reasons.
"I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy. That's what my break was really about," Gomez says. "I could've had a stroke. I wanted so badly to say, 'You guys have no idea.' "
Gomez, whose new pic, The Big Short, is due in December, was deeply disturbed to see herself become tabloid fodder.
"I feel like this industry has the ability to make you really hate people," she says.