Selena Gomez Finally Breaks Her Silence At AMAs With Powerful Speech

With celebrities’ faces plastered everywhere around us, it’s sometimes hard to remember that they are people too. So many clamor for fame and fortune, but when they get the fame and fortune they wish for, it’s a lot harder to deal with than they thought. That’s why Selena Gomez is serving as a shining example of maturity and grace in the face of personal crisis while balancing her fame.

The 24 year old singer recently made a raw and honest address to her fans and colleagues at this years 44th annual American Music Awards. Gomez has been in the spotlight acting and singing since childhood as a Disney actor, and has had to learn embarrassing life lessons in the public eye.

However, when her fame started conflicting with her health and mental well-being, she knew she had to take a step back. After being diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disorder, at the end of an extremely busy and successful year, she decided to take a step back and check herself into a rehab facility to focus on her mental health.

When she took the stage at the AMAs after winning the award for Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist, she opened up to fans to say thank you. Gomez also offered some clarity about her decision to step back and urged everyone to take care of themselves.

“I think it’s safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life, whether I like it or not—and I had to stop. ’Cause I had everything, and I was . . . absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together, to where I let myself down. I don’t want to see your bodies on Instagram, I want to see what’s in here,” Gomez said, pointing to her chest.