Selena Gomez addresses weight gain: ‘I’m not a model’
Selena Gomez says she's “not a model” and “never will” and tells critics to “go away” if they don't like it.
According to reports page sixthe 30-year-old singer spoke again about the recent scrutiny of her appearance on a TikTok livestream, revealing that her lupus medication caused dramatic weight swings.
“When I'm on it, I tend to carry a lot of water weight, which is normal. When I don't, I tend to lose weight,” Gomez shared on Twitter.
“I just want to speak and encourage people who are ashamed of what they're going through, but no one knows the real story.”
Despite the toll it's taking on her mental health, Gomez is trying to focus on the bigger picture: her overall health.
“I just want people to know that you're beautiful and you're amazing,” she said.
“Yes, we can feel bad at times, but I prefer to be healthy and take care of myself. My medications are important and I believe they help me.”
this only murders in the building The star pointed out that she is “not a model” and “never will be”.
Still, she ended the video with a special message for her fans and haters.
“I love you all and thank you for your support and understanding,” she said.
“If not, walk away because I honestly don't believe in shaming people for their bodies or anything.”
Back in 2014, Gomez was diagnosed with lupus — a chronic autoimmune disease that often causes swelling, fatigue and joint pain — and candid about the condition in her Apple TV+ documentary painful disease, my mind and me.
In the touching documentary, the songstress reveals that her illness is getting worse and that she hasn't felt such unbearable pain in years.
“It just hurts now. Like, when I wake up in the morning, I immediately start crying because it hurts everything,” the actor said through tears.
To manage the pain, Gomez had to stay on an intravenous drug called Rituxan, which she had tried in the past.
“Rituxan was really hard to do last time,” explained Gomez.
“About four hours, five hours. It's really hard on your system at first, but that's okay.”
Gomez tried chemotherapy to manage her symptoms before starting the new drug.
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