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Selena Gomez is taking time off after dealing with anxiety, panic attacks and depression

Poor babes </3

By Sammy Stewart

After travelling around the world for her Revival Tour, Selena Gomez has decided to cancel a few shows so she can look after her health.

Sadly, babes has been privately dealing with anxiety, panic attacks and depression due to the lasting effects of her lupus diagnosis.

Selena has released a statement to PEOPLE explaining her current situation: "As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges."

Selena continued: "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. Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues."

Take your time, be strong and look after yourself Sel babes <3