Selena Gomez Canceling ‘Revival Tour’ Due To Lupus Health Issues
Selena Gomez announced Tuesday she’s canceling the remainder of her Revival World Tour due to suffering from severe depression and anxiety, both of which are side effects of lupus.
The singer revealed last year she was diagnosed with the illness, an inflammatory disease that causes fatigue, joint pain, rashes, and other symptoms. Gomez kicked off her latest concert tour in May and it was scheduled to run through December, but the singer is cutting the show short. She said Tuesday in a statement to People, “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.” The pop star further noted, “I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.”
Gomez further thanked fans for their support, saying, “You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best.” She added, “I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues.” A source close to Gomez further assured the magazine that her break is “absolutely not related to alcohol or substance abuse,” but she’s instead “decided to clear her calendar for the year in order to have this be her priority for future happiness.” It’s unclear if she plans to reschedule her upcoming tour dates for a later time.