Singer and former Disney star Selena Gomez sparked rumours that she was struggling with her health late in 2013, when she canceled the remaining shows in her Stars Dance tour, citing a need to “spend some time on myself”.
Several months later her grandfather, Ricardo Gomez Sr., confirmed to RadarOnline that Gomez was diagnosed with lupus a couple of years ago, and was receiving treatment.
“The doctor was telling her she needs to take some time out,” he said of her time away from music. “It’s just too much pressure what she’s going through.”
Despite the singer’s struggles, her grandfather said at the time that she was “getting along pretty good.”
Gomez has since returned to the music scene, recently releasing a new single, “The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants,” and indicating there’s more on the way.