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Remember last year when Selena Gomez had a short stint in rehab? Her rep assured the media that it wasn’t related to substance abuse, yet the tabloids didn’t listen. Gossips filled the internet with rumours that Selena was addicted to drugs and was hiding from the spotlight. Well guess what, her rep didn’t lie and Selena is fired up about it.

It turns out that the singer was actually battling a serious illness. “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy,” reveals Gomez. “That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke.”

The usually calm and quiet pop star says that all of the rumours and gossip made her furious. “I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a**holes.’ I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”

Gomez says that she is disgusted by how she is treated by all of the gossip mongers. “I’m so f—ing nice to everybody, and everyone is so vile to me. I’ve been working since I was 7. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story.”

Yes! We love Selena bringing the fire and tellin’ her haters how it is.

Gomez says she dealt with her anger by channelling all of the negativity into her new album. “The hate motivated me,” she says. And we’re glad it did.

Welcome back Selena. We love you even more now.

selena out

Selena’s new album Revival is out Friday, October 9.