Singer Selena Gomez promises her fans that she will only tell them her darkest secrets in her documentary debut. My mind and me. From her relationship with Justin Bieber, her breakup, her mental health issues, her lupus, her kidney transplant, the global star describes her past six difficult years with emotion and openness. Here are seven takeaways from this documentary, available on Apple TV+.
“I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”
Anxiety attacks, depression: Selena was diagnosed with bipolar after years of suffering and dark thoughts. “I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to go to the hospital and have to cancel my tour Revival After 55 performances. I thought my life was over and I would be stuck like this forever. “It doesn’t make me weak or diminish me,” he said later. Makes me human. »
She hears voices
“I want you to feel what it’s like to be inside my head”
“My thoughts often control my mind,” explains the singer, who tells his assistant and best friend throughout the documentary. The latter tells an emotional account of the difficult times Selena went through. “She heard loud and loud voices. At a certain point, she said: I don’t want to be alive anymore, I don’t want to live anymore. His eyes were black and empty. »
She broke up with Justin Bieber
“It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
If Selena Gomez feels like she’s stuck with her ex-boyfriend, singer Justin Bieber, it’s because the paparazzi are constantly pestering her — even now. The star says the segment was the best thing that ever happened to him. “I felt haunted by an old relationship that no one wanted to give up. I think I had to go through the worst heartbreak to heal. »
“I want a family, I want to be a mom, I want a normal life, I want to be happy like everyone else”
Selena Gomez started working out when she was 7 years old, and she hasn’t stopped since. While she loves her job, she also admits that sometimes she wants a normal life, which includes family and children. However, her love life is not mentioned in the documentary.
Health and Lupus
“My Kidney Transplant Saved My Life”
Suffering from lupus — a chronic relapsing autoimmune disease whose symptoms range from fatigue to joint pain, including the destruction of vital organs — the artist believes her kidney transplant in 2017 (a gift from her good friend Francia Raisa) saved her life. However, his lupus returned during the epidemic.
A voice for others
“My ultimate dream is to save people’s lives”
Whether it’s through her songs, music, or sharing the struggles and hardships she’s going through, the star wants to “be a voice for others who don’t know what’s going on with themselves and their emotions. The singer created the Race Impact Fund in 2020 to raise $100 million to provide free mental health resources to youth.”
“I blame myself for the way I treated my loved ones and my family, especially my mother and my stepmother”
Selena’s mother tearfully admits she learned her daughter had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a nervous breakdown after a phone call from a reporter from gossip site TMZ. Because Selena cut ties with her family for a while. “I was afraid she was going to die, her mother says. It’s a miracle that she came out. But there’s always the fear that it might happen again. »
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