They don’t tell us why Selena Gomez entered rehab, other than to say it wasn’t for substance abuse. Either way, the 21 year old “Come & Get It” singer secretly enter a rehab facility in January Us Weekly confirmed. This was shortly before Justin Bieber was in jail. Justin Bieber is Selena Gomez’s ex boyfriend.
RadarOnline first reported that Selena Gomez was admitted for two weeks to Dawn at The Meadows recovery facility in Wickenburg, Arizona beginning January 5th. Sources say that Gomez entered treatment to “get herself together.” The former Disney star’s secret rehab follows an announcement in December that she was canceling the Australian leg of her tour to take some time off.
Radar Online was first to report the starlet’s stay in rehab and a source told the gossip site that before she left she was “partying very hard,” and had been “experimenting with marijuana and prescription drugs, including Xanax and Ambien.”
“Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena,” another source alleged to Radar.
“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.”
A source told TMZ that the pop star’s choice to seek help had a lot to do with what she was exposed to when around ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber and his pals.
Gomez was last spotted hanging out with Bieber before entering The Meadows. The two were seen riding on Segways together through the “Baby” singer’s California neighborhood in early January followed by a cozy Instagram upload from the Biebs.
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” she said in a statement. “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.”
An insider told Us Weekly at the time that Gomez has been working non-stop for six years. She needed to take some time for herself. It was a very hard decision because she hates disappointing fans but she needs to focus on her for a bit. She wants to stay healthy.
Shortly after the holidays, Gomez went silent on Twitter for a few weeks before sharing more photos from her Instagram. On January 25th, she posted a photo of herself kicking up her high heels in a recording studio with the caption, “Therapy.”