- Selena Gomez said she faced mental health issues during the early days of the lockdown
- The singer revealed she “went into a bit of depression” because she was used to traveling and connecting with people
- Gomez recently received the coveted ARTS award during the 33rd annual Hispanic Heritage Awards
Selena Gomez has opened up about her mental health struggles during the lockdown, revealing that she “went into a bit of depression” during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression,” Gomez told Dr. Vivek Murthy in a video posted on the Rare Beauty Instagram account.
During their conversation, the “Boyfriend” singer revealed that she found it difficult to cope during the lockdown because she is used to traveling a lot and connecting with people. She also finds joy in making people happy, so being stuck at home for months had been a struggle.
But Gomez assured her fans that she is now doing well and is focusing on her cosmetics brand and music.
“Slowly, towards the end, I found thing things I’m doing are coming out, and that was extremely exciting for me. I’ve worked on personal things like a beauty line that has a goal of reaching $100 million in 10 years for mental health,” Gomez continued.
“And recently, I’ve been able to go to the studio,” she continued. “So I would say right now, I’m fully coming out again and I just think I had to handle it the way I needed to handle it, and got through it with the right people and doing the right things and doing the right steps to not make me go crazy.”
Meanwhile, Gomez recently received the coveted ARTS award during the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards on Oct. 6. In her acceptance speech, the “Spring Breakers” star said she hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams.
“I want to continue knowing that just because of who I am, and just because of the hard work I do, I hope that it just inspires so many people to continue to believe in their dreams, believe that they’re capable, that they can — no matter what,” Gomez said.
In her speech, Gomez also opened up about her mental struggles and how they made her stronger. She offered to help those who are going through the same battle as well.
“I actually think that a lot of the answers I got for mental health just made me stronger,” she said. “It gave me knowledge and I want nothing more than to help people who are experiencing the same thing.”