Selena Gomez secretly went to rehab
Selena Gomez has been hiding a secret. The Come & Get It singer voluntarily spent two weeks in rehab in January, Radar Online reports.
Her treatment came after she announced in December that she was canceling the Australian leg of her Stars Dance tour, which was set to kick off on Feb. 1, to have some time to herself.
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” she said in a statement at the time. “But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.”
Gomez, 21, checked into Dawn at the Meadows in Wickenburg, Ariz. on Jan. 5. The two-week program is designed for people between 18 and 26 and specializes in addiction, trauma, family dynamics, mental health and relapse prevention.
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” a representative for Gomez said.
Nevertheless, there are reports out there that in the months before she checked in to Meadows, she was partying pretty hard.
A source tells Radar that Gomez had been smoking pot — a habit she formed while seeing Justin Bieber, whom she frequently talked about in treatment — and dabbling in Xanax and Ambien.
“She finally gave into pressure and started smoking weed with Justin,” a source told Star magazine. “His house was the first place she tried it.”
“Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena,” another source said. “Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her — and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help.”
Gomez had been struggling since her breakup with Bieber.
“Selena came to understand just what a bad influence Justin had been on her life,” said one source. “Their relationship left her broken-hearted.”
Gomez’s rep says the Getaway actress completed two weeks of a recommended 45-day program, but is still receiving outpatient treatment.