Selena Gomez had serious anxiety struggles

Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez says suffering from anxiety was “one of the scariest moments of her life”.

The Heart Wants What It Wants singer was struggling with her mental health last year, and she admitted she was “terrified” by the whole thing until the veil was “lifted”.

“I think that we are better when we tell the truth and, so, this is my truth. Last year, I was suffering mentally and emotionally, and I wasn’t able to stay all that kept together. I wasn’t able to hold a smile or to keep things normal,” she said.

“I wasn’t able to hold a smile or to keep things normal.”

— Selena Gomez

“It felt like all of my pain and my anxiety washed over me all at once, and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. Terrified, obviously, because the veil was lifted, but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered for so many years with depression and anxiety.”

And the 27-year-old singer is feeling much “happier and healthier”.

Speaking as she received the 2019 McLean Award at the McLean Hospital’s annual dinner in Massachusetts, she added: “After a year of a lot of intense work. I am happier, I am healthier, and I am in control of my emotions and thoughts more than I’ve ever been.”