Selena Gomez taking career break to deal with lupus-related anxiety, panic attacks and depression

Selena Gomez is suffering from the autoimmune disease.

Selena Gomez is taking some time off from her world tour to take care of her health. The former Disney star is dealing with anxiety, depression and panic attacks as side effects of 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.

Gomez who is in the midst of her Revival world tour told People: "As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges."

"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," she added.