By Brandy Robidoux | Apr 03 2020
Amid the life-changing Coronavirus pandemic, more and more celebrities are conducting Instagram Live videos to put on concerts for their fans and interviews with their peers. While it’s been a source of fun entertainment for many, Selena Gomez took a moment to get serious on April 3.
When chatting with Miley Cyrus on IG Live, Gomez opened up about mental health and her bipolar diagnosis in an extremely honest discussion.
“I went to one of the best mental health hospitals in the world, definitely in America, McLean Hospital, and I discussed that after years going through a lot of different things, I realized I was bipolar,” the singer candidly explained. “So, when I go to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it.”
You can watch Selena open up about her diagnosis below.
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“I think people get scared of that, right? And I’ve seen it, I’ve seen some of it even in my own family,” Selena continued. “I’m from Texas. It’s not known to talk about your mental health. You’ve got to seem cool. And then I see anger built up in children, teenagers, or young adults, because they are wanting that so badly.”
After hearing her remarks, fans applauded the songstress for sharing her story. “Thank you, @selenagomez. Let’s prioritize knowledge and learning about ourselves rather than fear or shame,” one fan tweeted. “Living with mental health issues is so hard & for selena to openly admit that she suffers from bipolar is so strong of her. i just wish more people understood the severity of the disorder,” another fan said.
Shout out to Selena for sharing her truth, and for doing so in such a public way so that her fans can connect. We stan an honest and inspiring queen!
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