Selena Gomez cancels Irish gig to cope with panic attacks and depression caused by lupus
Selena Gomez is taking a career break in order to focus on her health.
The singer announced today that she is cancelling the European leg of her Revival tour - which includes her 3Arena gig on November 8.
The 24-year-old singer was diagnosed with lupus in 2013, when she initially took a break to cope with the illness, and announced she is taking more time out again.
The former Disney star issued a statement saying she would be taking a break, despite being in the middle of her Revival world tour.
During her Stars Dance tour in 2014, she had to pull out halfway through the tour where she went to rehab to be treated for lupus and underwent chemotherapy.
Gomez says she suffers from panic attacks and depression, which she believes are side effects of the autoimmune disease.
“I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” she said.
“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off ... I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best."
The news comes two weeks after getting into a very public fight on Instagram with ex Justin Bieber about his new girlfriend Sofia