Credit: Instagram Photo: Selena Gomez Post-Rehab Instagram Photo

The news that Selena Gomez secretly spent time in rehab last month for exhaustion came as a shock to us — but the fact that Selena stayed mum and waited for time to do its thing did not. Selena’s never been one to (purposefully) stir up controversy, so we weren’t surprised that she’s attempted to keep her rehab stint hush hush.

But now, Selena’s breaking her silence. She offered up her first Instagram post since the news first broke, letting her fans see for themselves that she’s happy and healthy now — and on a boat!

“I’ve done everything I could to the best of my ability,” Selena said. “Thank you for the unconditional love and cyber hugs. You inspire me.”

Selena initially said she was taking a break from working to “spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I could be,” but last week we found out that she was actually seeking treatment in a rehab facility called Dawn of The Meadows.

Selena entered the facility in early January (after canceling the Australian leg of her “Stars Dance” tour) and stayed for 2 weeks — which is being reported as 4 weeks shy of what was initially supposed to be a 6 week program. By leaving early, Selena went against medical advice, and the staff feels it's necessary to complete the entire program in order to recover.

Either way, we’re standing behind Selena at what must be a pretty difficult time. We know it must be hard having everyone know you’ve recently gone through tough times, but we’re glad to see she’s happy and hope she’s feeling stronger and healthier since receiving treatment.

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