A story about Justin Bieber being “worried” about Selena Gomez‘s health is fake news. Of course he wants her to be well. But Gossip Cop can confirm this is a made-up story that was shamefully designed to exploit the singer-actress’ recent time in treatment.
On Thursday, it was revealed Gomez received treatment for depression and anxiety at a facility in New York City. She has since returned to Los Angeles and reunited with Bieber. As Gossip Cop previously reported, they went to church together on Wednesday, and she also attended his hockey game that same day. Notably, before that outing, HollywoodLife spread misinformation about Bieber and Gomez being “headed for a split.”
Now after being wrong with its breakup speculation, the website disingenuously pretends to have insight on Gomez’s health woes and Bieber’s reaction. And it’s obvious early on in the piece that this “exclusive” was manufactured. The repeatedly discredited outlet states Gomez “reportedly completed a two-week stint at a treatment center,” then the subsequent assertions are based on a “source close to the ‘Fetish’ singer.” If HollywoodLies, as it’s nicknamed, actually has a Gomez “source,” why is the blog saying she was “reportedly” in treatment instead of actually confirming it?
Moreover, if the outlet really has inside access to her world and knowledge about her relationship with Bieber, why did it wrongly spread claims about a split just days ago? Basically, the site’s seemingly made-up source contends the obvious, such as “Selena’s health is still very much a concern for her and for Justin.” Other quotes similarly maintain Bieber has been “doting on her” and “cares very much for Selena.” None of this is particularly new, insightful or “exclusive.”
These claims are simply rational conclusions. But then the site and its “source” go a little too far, alleging Bieber thinks she’s “putting her health at risk” and is afraid she could be “in danger.” That’s a tad extreme. Gomez, who’s been through a lot the past few years with her mental health and battle with lupus, is more aware than anyone when she needs to take a break. And that’s why she recently did.
She doesn’t need Bieber telling her that “between work and tension from a rocky relationship with her mother,” she needs to take “time to relax and enjoy life.” Gomez just needs him to be supportive, which he is. In fact, it was even noted in the original report about her time in treatment (linked above) that Bieber was “both aware and supportive of Gomez’s choice to focus on her health.” HollywoodLies is simultaneously acting as if it has new information and as if Gomez isn’t a grown woman who can take care of herself. Bieber is, of course, concerned for her well-being, as any significant other would be, but he’s not telling her what to do.
Furthermore, no one close to either of them are discussing such private matters with HollywoodLies. That’s abundantly clear from the outlet’s mistakes and its inability to even confirm Gomez was in treatment. Remember, Gomez has called the website the “worst,” while Bieber started a petition to shut HollywoodLife down because of all if its fabricated stories about him. This fake news story was only concocted to try to capitalize on the real news about her health.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.