Selena Gomez revealed her mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 28-year-old singer recently discussed the issue with Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former Surgeon General during President Barack Obama’s administration.
“In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression,” Gomez admits during the talk. “Then I started going into a place where I was writing and being active. It just forced me to have that time. I’ve been able to spend time with those people, those quality people, a lot more than I ever have. Spending a lot more time with my family and I almost feel like I’ve become normalized in this situation that’s not normal.”
“My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy and that makes me happy, so it has been a struggle,” she further added. Dr. Murthy acknowledged Gomez and said he was sorry that “it’s been so difficult,” to which she responded, “It’s OK. Slowly, towards the end I’ve found the things that I’m doing were coming out and that was something that was extremely exciting for me,” she said.
Moreover, Gomez revealed that she recently returned to the recording studio. “I would say right now I’m fully coming out again. I just think I had to handle it the way I needed to handle it and I got through it with the right people and doing the right things and doing the right steps to not make me go crazy,” she said. “It took me years to work on myself for that.”
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