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Selena Gomez shares lockdown mental health struggles

Selena Gomez shares lockdown mental health struggles
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Selena Gomez shared candid details of the mental health struggles she faced during lockdown.

The 28-year-old singer/actress said she's learned a lot about herself while in self-isolation at home in the U.S. during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s not easy for anyone to be walking through what we're walking through. It’s not normal, and it’s affecting people, specifically with mental health, and people who could have never thought about things they’re thinking about now. And it’s really confusing," Selena explained, after being asked how quarantine had affected her.

“It was hard, but I tried to find what I needed to get me through it. I have great friends and I see a therapist and keep my mind positive,” the Wolves hitmaker shared. “I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve learned more about my country than I ever have from school or anything. So I’ve been very grateful for that as well.”

The Hands to Myself singer made the comments while promoting her new cooking series, Selena + Chef, during WarnerMedia’s virtual Television Critics Association press tour.

And the former Disney Channel star said that the show, which will see her cooking dishes with the help of professional chefs, has given her some respite during the the tumultuous pandemic.

“I really thought this would be something lighthearted because I was getting, definitely, down. And I know that a lot’s going on,” Selena added. “Of course, there are more important things going on, but this was an opportunity to make something that could make people smile.”


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