Selena Gomez Leaves Rehab After 5 Weeks of Treatment

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Last month, we reported that Selena Gomez had checked into rehab, reportedly to seek help for the emotional issues that she's opened up about in the past.

But while her team insisted that Selena was being treated for "anxiety, panic attacks and depression," rumors that Selena had been struggling with substance abuse issues began to circulate online.

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Whatever the case, the singer has apparently completed her course of treatment, as she was spotted by several fans during an afternoon on the town in Tennessee yesterday.

Selena and friends reportedly hit up an arcade and had dinner at a Texas Roadhouse not far from her treatment site.

The dressed-down singer happily posed for photos with fans and appeared to be in good spirits, onlookers say.

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While it's possible that Selena returned for further treatment after her evening out, sources who are familiar with the facility where she stayed say it's unusual for patients to leave and return.

Which means that even though she stayed around the area after her release, she most likely headed home the following day.

One witness tells Radar Online that while some fans leapt at the opportunity to take a selfie with the pop star, Selena's presence went mostly unnoticed.

"You could tell she was hoping to be recognized by someone at the arcade," the source says.

"But not even the worker getting her ice cream knew who she was."

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It's been a tough year for Selena who - in addition to the usual endless tabloid scrutiny of her love life - was forced to publicly cope with a debilitating illness.

Selena suffers from lupus and in October of last year, she revealed that she had been forced to take time off due to chemotherapy treatments.

Insiders say the illness prompted Selena to slow down and pay more attention to her overall well-being - mental health included.

The rumors about why Selena decided to undergo in-patient treatment are sure to persist, but the pop star seems unperturbed by the rumor mill.

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In a statement issued before she checked in for treatment, Selena wrote:

"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."

Here's hoping the singer received the help she needed.

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Selena Gomez Biography

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New York City
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Selena Marie Gomez

Selena Gomez Quotes

I'm not going to be a solo artist. I want to be in a band with four other guys.

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I'm kind of lame. I prefer quiet evenings at home, hanging out with my family.

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