Sources close to Selena are confirming that the pop star didn’t check into rehab for substance abuse, and they’re now giving insight into what actually caused her to seek treatment. The main reason: "She just needed to clear her head."
After entering the facility on January 5, Selena wasn’t spotted in public until her appearance at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, where she was in great spirits. "She's never been better," the source tells E! News. "She's strong and great."
Now that’s feeling better, the starlet is ready to get her career back in high gear, first launching the Spring/Summer Adidas NEO label collection on Wednesday, February 12.
Right under everyone’s noses, Selena Gomez quietly checked herself into a treatment facility last month for two weeks, her rep is now confirming.
RadarOnline.com was first to report that the pop star, 21, was secretly admitted to Dawn at the Meadows on January 5 for a half-month stay. The facility, which is based in Arizona, focuses on treating young adult patients — mainly ages 18 to 26 — for a number of addictions.
However, Selena’s team tells People that she wasn’t dealing with any kind of drug or alcohol problem. "Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse," the rep says.
Just one month prior in December 2013, Selena announced that she was cancelling her Australian leg of her Stars Dance tour. This caused many to speculate that she was struggling with a variety of health issues, from lupus to exhaustion. For her part, Selena explained in a statement that she just needed a break from her hectic schedule:
"It has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be," she said at the time.
Since then, Selena seemingly reunited with troubled ex Justin Bieber, 19 — though soon after the two parted ways. Given the Biebs’ current knack for getting himself into trouble, it seems for the best that the “Come and Get It” singer steers clear of him for the time being.
Get well soon, Selena!
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