Posted on Thu Jan 30th, 2014 1:00pm PDT By X17 Staff
Amid reports that she is suffering from the autoimmune disease Lupus, Selena Gomez headed to a Los Angeles doctor's office on Thursday morning. While the 21-year-old has not confirmed that she has Lupus -- sources close to her have said she's been battling the disease since she was a teen and that complications from Lupus are the reason that the "Come and Get It" singer cancelled the Australian and Asian legs of her "Stars Dance" tour in December.
On Dec. 20, 2013, Selena cancelled her tour, writing, "My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," Gomez said in the statement. "But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be."
Selena's alleged bout with Lupus, which is two to three times more likely to be diagnosed in Hispanic women, is shedding a light on the disease that attacks, inflames and damages the body's cells and tissues. Currently, there is no known cure for the illness, however most people afflicted with it live a normal life span with periods of remission and episodes of inflammation -- often aggravated by stress and exhaustion.
Despite her rumored Lupus and her break up with bad boy Justin Bieber, Selena has been looking healthy and happy publicly. Let's hope all is well with the young star!
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