Selena Gomez’s Secret Trip to Rehab
We suppose two years of cuddling with Justin Bieber could drive anyone to therapy.
Selena Gomez quietly spent two weeks in an Arizona rehab facility last month. Word ’round the blogosphere has it that Gomez was admitted to Dawn at The Meadows Recovery Center — a facility which treats people between the ages of 18 and 26 “struggling with emotional trauma, addiction or dual diagnosis concerns.”
Well, that explains why she pulled the plug on her Australian tour in order to “spend time on [herself]” Selena’s rep insists the former Wizards of Waverly Place star is not battling substance abuse, but was mum on precisely what sent the allegedly “exhausted” entertainer into treatment.
Naturally, the gossip boxes over at RadarOnline have a few ideas. The site cites insiders who claim the one-time child star “regularly” smoked marijuana during her courtship with the Biebs and was coaxed into rehab after her handlers became increasingly concerned about her out-of-control partying.
Interestingly enough, that’s the same speech Selena gave pal Demi Lovato before she entered a treatment center for alcohol and cocaine addiction in 2011.
“Her friends and family became increasingly worried that there might be a serious problem with Selena. Particularly, her parents. The partying was, at times, wild. They wanted to help her — and they very much encouraged her to go to rehab. Others very close to her also urged her to seek professional help…It just got to a point where she needed to get out of Los Angeles, get away from ‘the scene’ and the pressures of Hollywood, to also get away from those who had, admittedly, become a bad influence on her.”