CLAIM: Selena Gomez Fighting “Secret Battle” To Stay Alive

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(In Touch)

By Daniel Gates

Selena Gomez dying lupus

(In Touch)

Selena Gomez is in the midst of a “medical crisis” and “the fight of her life,” claims In Touch. According to the tabloid, the actress-singer is waging a “secret battle” against lupus, and her lifestyle “could mean the difference between life and death.”

In Touch reaches out to a number of doctors, none of whom have actually treated Gomez, who agree that “too much work, stress or partying could have serious consequences” for the performer. The magazine even tries to tie everything in Gomez’s life, including her on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber, to this alleged life-and-death fight.

“She got back together with Justin [earlier this year] and he continued to put her through hell as rumors cropped up that he was betraying her again,” one “insider” tells In Touch. “Selena went off the deep end. She wasn’t taking care of herself at all.” Another source for the tabloid alleges that Gomez’s family “staged an intervention last spring… but it only pushed her deeper into the abyss during her medical crisis.”

“Selena’s mom stepped in and told her she had to take care of herself and not worry about Justin,” the so-called “insider” tells the outlet, which claims Gomez “refused to slow down.” The magazine says Gomez then made the “life-changing decision to clean up her act,” and has “recommitted herself to her physical and emotional health,” but adds that “loved ones still fear her cycle of bad decisions could start over again at any time.”

We’re not sure why In Touch has decided to go after Gomez in recent weeks, but the magazine’s track record speaks for itself. In May alone, the tabloid printed a false story about the star kicking her parents out of her home as “revenge,” misled readers with a completely bogus and disgusting “miscarriage” allegation, and wrongly claimed Gomez was becoming a “born-again virgin.”

The outlet has absolutely no idea what’s going on with Gomez, which is why we get stories like this one, in which the tabloid talks to doctors who don’t know her and makes wild assumptions based on whatever it can grab. Gomez is not fighting for her life, and she’s not pushing herself to the brink with her lifestyle. A source close to the situation tells Gossip Cop the In Touch report is “irresponsible and off base.”

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