Selena Gomez really does have Lupus.
This rumor first sprang up late last year, after the singer canceled the Australian leg of her latest tour and fans searched for the reason why.
Now, Selena's grandfather, Ricardo Gomez Sr. has come out and confirmed this diagnosis.
"She’s in treatment. She’s getting along pretty good,” Ricardo tells Radar Online, adding that granddaughter was diagnosed “a couple of years ago” and her symptoms are under control these days.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that takes place when one’s body attacks its own tissues and organs.
Ricardo explains that the pressure from her singing career, combined with the back-and-forth nature of her Justin Bieber relationship, worsened Selena’s condition a few months ago.
"She was working a lot. She was exhausted. She hardly takes some time out,” he says, adding of the artist's personal life: “She was worried a lot about Justin.”
“Ricardo went on to emphasize that the “pressure” can be “too much” for this 21-year old.
But another report claims Selena has found a way to alleviate that pressure, at least when it comes to dating men: she simply won't sleep with them.
Yes, Selena Gomez wants to be a born-again virgin. We'll see how that pledge turns out.