Selena Gomez is about to release her highly anticipated new album, Rare. But in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, the 27-year-old pop star said she accomplished something even bigger by tackling her mental health issues and healing.
“I found out I do suffer from mental health issues…I realized that there was a way to get help and to find people that you trust. I got on the right medication, and my life has been completely changed,” Gomez said.
Before she started medication and therapy, Gomez had emotional lows and highs that were often debilitating. She eventually sought help from doctors at a mental health treatment facility.
“I had low self-esteem, and that’s something I work on continuously. But I feel so empowered because I’ve gained so much knowledge about what was going on mentally,” she told WSJ. “My highs were really high, and my lows would take me out for weeks at a time.”
Rare is Gomez’ first album since 2015. She’s already released one track, “Lose You to Love Me,” aimed at her ex, Justin Bieber. For now, Gomez says she’s enjoying the single life.
“I need time by myself. I love going to my room at the end of the day. Just me and my dog,” Gomez said during the interview. “I got the full granny panties situation, stretched out in my bed. I’ve been single for over two years now. I’m okay with that.”