Selena Gomez Talks Weight Gain That Comes With Lupus Medication: ‘Would Rather Be Healthy’

Selena Gomez is voicing her thoughts in a raw yet relatable video as she addresses concerns about her weight. 

The singer/actress, who was diagnosed with Lupus in 2014, revealed to fans that the medication she was taking to help fight the autoimmune disease caused major side effects, one of them being her ever-changing weight.

Selena Gomez Maintains Her Resolve To Stay ‘Healthy’ Despite Weight Gain

Notwithstanding the negativity the “Barney & Friends” actress has been receiving from the public for her body size, Gomez took it upon herself to educate and enlighten her fans on the reason for her constant weight fluctuation. 

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In a clip from a recent TikTok live stream that a celebrity gossip blog has now shared on Twitter, the “Monte Carlo” actress gave fans an update on her medical condition and how the medication for the ailment had brought about changes in her life.

Donning a light gray sweater while speaking from the comfort of her home, she said about the drugs, “I tend to hold a lot of water weight and that happens very normally, and then when I’m off of it, I tend to kind of lose weight.”

Sending love and support to other people going through the same struggle as her, she said, “I just wanted to say and encourage anyone out there who feels any sort of shame for exactly what they are going through, and no one knows the real story – so, I just want people to know that you’re beautiful and you’re wonderful.”

The “Dolittle” star continued, “Yeah, we have days where maybe we feel like sh*t, but I would rather be healthy and take care of myself. My medications are important, and I believe that they’re what helps me.”

Gomez further noted in the video, saying, “Not a model, never will be. And I think they’re awesome, mind you. I’m just definitely not that.” 

She concluded her insightful video by appreciating her fans, “I just wanted to tell you I love you guys, and thanks for supporting me and understanding. And if not, go away, ’cause honestly, I don’t believe in shaming people for [their bodies] or anything.”

Gomez Shunned Bodyshamers By Loving Up On Her New Body

The “Back To You” singer isn’t allowing anyone to bully or oppress her because of her weight gain, as she proudly puts naysayers in their place! Per The Blast, Gomez held her head high as she responded to critics who trolled her physical looks after she made an appearance at the 2023 Golden Globes.

Taking to her Instagram account, the “Rare” singer released a video where she brilliantly clapped back at her online critics who made mean remarks about her body.

The derogatory comments included, “Selena, time to get in shape,” while another dropped their unsolicited opinion, writing, “bit dumpy.” A third dissed the singer that her “body would be similar to ur moms” if she kept allowing her weight to fluctuate.

In response to the negative remarks, Gomez wholeheartedly acknowledged her new weight and attributed it to living a good and fulfilled life. She said, “I’m a little bit big right now because I enjoyed myself during the holidays.”

Seconds after giving her unbothered response, the “Getaway” actress and her 9-year-old sister, who also made an appearance on the live video, busted out laughing after she added, “But we don’t care.”

Fans Applauded The Texas Native For Rocking Her Natural Look

Not only is the “Wolves” singer a transparent book when it comes to her weight concerns, she seldom hides the blemishes she suffers on her face, even though she is a proud owner of her makeup line “Rare.”

Selena Gomez Attends the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

Earlier this month, Gomez impressed her followers after going for an all-natural look, down to her hair in the snaps she posted on her Instagram. In one of the photos, the singer sported a casual blue sweater as she posed on a couch while lounging in her home. Her makeup-free face revealed a zit at her upper lip while her natural hair was styled in a center part.

Wowed by the entertainer’s self-love and courage, fans trooped into her comment section to hail the singer. One wrote, “I used to not understand the fascination people have with you. But since you started to talk about mental health, launched your skincare, and try to normalize natural looks, I am a fan”!

Another gushed, “Sooooooo beautiful, omg.” While a third vocalized their love for the actress, writing, “Not gonna lie. I am being totally honest and coming from my whole heart as I love Selena in every era just gotta say, you look way prettier without makeup, you still look 22. Such a beauty.”

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