Selena Gomez is revealing another aspect of her battle with lupus: her weight changes and how it affected her.
During an appearance on the Giving Back Generation podcast with Raquelle Stevens, the singer revealed up about how the audience treated.
“I have lupus and deal with kidney issues and high blood pressure, so I deal with a lot of health issues, and for me, that’s when I really started noticing more of the body image stuff,” she said.
“So for me, I really started to notice when people started attacking me for that.”
She added, “And in reality, that’s just my truth, I fluctuate… And that got to me big time. I think for me, that really messed me up for a bit.”
She added that weight change is the result of a “combination” of things.”It’s the medication that I have to take for the rest of my life, it depends even on the month, to be honest,” she told.
Gomez has been disclosed about her health issues since disclosed her lupus diagnosis in 2015, being frank about the impact the autoimmune disease has had on her health, career, and quality of life.
In 2017, Gomez disclosed via Instagram she’d undergone a kidney transplant as part of her ongoing treatment for lupus, describing, “it was what I needed to do for my overall health.”
The singer has also been open about insecurities in the past.
During Coach’s initial episode of their “Dream It Real” podcast in April, she said too much screen time on Instagram made her, “kind of depressed looking at these people who look beautiful and amazing, and it would just get me down a lot so I just think taking breaks is really important.”