IBTimes UK

Selena Gomez has opened up about the real reason why she was away from the spotlight. The former Disney star revealed that she was facing a lot of hardship as she was undergoing treatment for lupus.

In 2014, Gomez had cancelled the Australian and Asian leg of her tour, saying that she needed to spend some time with herself. Later it was revealed that she was suffering from the autoimmune disease, Lupus.

During an interview with GQ, the 23-year-old actress was asked if she actually went to the rehab as she broke-up with Justin Bieber. She said: "No, no, no, no, no. First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on. I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay."

"And I was going through leukemia, and I went to two different locations for those treatments. It's really frustrating, because I'm 100 percent allowed to have that, but I think people just want to have some sort of–– I understand what you're asking but I'm just saying, I don't think it really matters. My past seems to be way more fascinating for people than my future, which bums me out... I don't ever really like to sit and dwell on what that experience was. Was it fun? No. Is it fun to have it? No," she added.

Meanwhile, the Come And Get It singer talked how child stars have to go through bullying. She said: "We're easy targets. Every single kid who was brought up like this is an easy target. It's disgusting, because it's interesting to grown adults that these kids go through weird things because they're figuring out, 'Do I like this? Do I love this? Maybe I love this person. Oh, I'm exposed to this, people are reporting my every move and this and that because of Instagram and Twitter and you can find out everything.' There's a difference between being a fan––there's a difference between that and what you have to do... Because it's, I don't know, fun, maybe? It's like watching a car crash as you're driving past it. You want to watch it."

IBTimes UK