Selena Gomez and Paris Jackson are both going to rehab because Demi Lovato overdosed, according to a wrong report from the tabloids. Gossip Cop can bust the story. While Lovato herself is currently in treatment, neither of her fellow stars has an immediate need to do the same.
But according to the National Enquirer, Lovato’s relapse has sent these other “troubled stars rushing back into rehab.” Allegedly “rattled by Demi’s fall from grace,” it’s claimed Gomez and Jackson have “committed to seek help for their own addiction issues.” The supermarket tabloid further contends Lovato’s “meltdown has prompted them to take a fresh look at their own struggles.”
A so-called “insider” is quoted as saying, “It may sound unbelievable, but Selena was even more shaken when Demi OD’d than when she learned her ex Justin Bieber got engaged!” A similarly untraceable “source” asserts, “Selena feels that if Demi wasn’t able to beat her addition on her own, then she needs to get into rehab as soon as her schedule will allow it.” And then there’s a purported “friend” who exclaims, “She needs to get into rehab now!” Of course, any real friend of Gomez wouldn’t be discussing her health, or anything else, with a gossip magazine.
As for Jackson, a supposed “family source” maintains to the outlet that she’s “gone off the rails” with use of “weed, booze and cocaine.” The publication alleges, “But after Demi’s near-fatal overdose, Paris promised her family she’d return to rehab and get her life back on track.” Yet another anonymous “source” asserts, “That was a massive wake-up call for Paris.” And one of these unidentifiable “sources” claims to have insight on both Jackson and Gomez, saying, “Both [Paris] and Selena saw themselves in Demi and they didn’t like what they saw. They know they’re in a life-or-death situation.”
Actually, there’s no indication that that’s the case for either Jackson or Gomez. It should be noted that it was the tabloid’s sister site, RadarOnline, that first peddled some of these allegations, leading Jackson herself to deny she was going to rehab. And when the wrong claims continued to spread, Jackson posted on Twitter, “idk who decided to make this [expletive] up for clickbait but it’s annoying! i don’t need a celebrity’s misfortune to make me healthy.”
Meanwhile, although it’s true Gomez was very upset over Lovato’s overdose, not one reputable outlet has reported anything about Gomez herself going to rehab as a result. Furthermore, Gomez’s past time in treatment has been for depression and anxiety, not substance abuse. And following Gomez’s last stint in a treatment facility earlier this year, The Blast reported she is likely to return. If and when she seeks help again, though, it won’t be out of fear she’ll overdose like Lovato.
And so far, she’s carrying on with life as normal. Earlier this month, Gomez was seen filming a new movie in upstate New York, and on Friday her close friend Raquelle Stevens posted on Instagram a photo of them visiting Intellectual Ventures in Seattle. It’s apparent neither Gomez nor Jackson is in need of immediate medical attention.
Gossip Cop suspects the National Enquirer just wanted to exploit Lovato’s health crisis, and did so at Gomez and Jackson’s expense. The magazine even urges it readers to share whether they think the pair need “serious help” (see below). If the outlet was truly concerned for their well-being, it never would’ve run this story in the first place.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.