When Selena Gomez canceled the Australian leg of her recent tour this month, the singer said she just needed to spend some time with herself.
But speculation then ran wild over the true cause of Selena's hiatus, with some reports stating she's dating Lil Romeo and wanted to hang with that rapper for awhile.
Now, however, sources reveal a different basis for the break to Popdust: Gomez is dealing with complications related to Lupus.
“Selena has been going full throttle the past few years and her Lupus is really catching up with her right now,” an insider tells the site, explaining that Gomez was diagnosed a couple years ago with the autoimmune disease.
The illness can cause inflammation and tissue damage when one's immense system attacks one's cells.
According to this assertion, Gomez has suffered a few significant "flares" recently, leading to facial swelling, joint pain and serious fatigue.
Fortunately, Lupus is treatable, though incurable. Still, over 80 percent of those diagnosed with the illness live a regular lifespan.
No word from Selena's camp regarding this report, but if it's accurate, let's all hope a few weeks of rest and relaxtion help the young star feel better.