Selena Gomez Finally Broke Her Silence Last Night, and It Was So Inspiring

Victoria Hoff
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The world was undoubtedly stunned when Selena Gomez announced back in August that she would be cutting her much buzzed-about tour short in order to focus on her mental health—and subsequently checked into rehab a month later for the same reasons. But while her decision to seek help for stress and depression (coupled with her struggle with the autoimmune disease lupus) certainly didn't require explanation, we nonetheless got one from the singer herself last night at the American Music Awards—her first public appearance since.

Looking nothing less than stunning, Gomez took the stage to offer an emotional statement to her fans. "I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down," she said. But I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. 

"I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram," she continued, gesturing to her heart. "I want to see what's in here. I'm not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore. All I can say is I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love. 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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