Selena Gomez, the famous singer and actress, has spoken out about her weight gain and fluctuations, asking critics to back off if they do not like it.
In a recent TikTok live, the 30-year-old star explained that her lupus medication caused her to gain water weight; without it, she tends to lose weight.
Gomez wanted to encourage others not to feel ashamed about their struggles and to focus on their health.
The star has dealt with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause swelling, fatigue, and joint pain, since 2014.
She has tried chemotherapy and Rituxan, an intravenous drug, to deal with the pain.
In her Apple TV+ documentary, “My Mind & Me,” Gomez talked candidly about the painful disease and its toll on her body.
Despite the struggles, Gomez believes in taking care of herself and focusing on the bigger picture of her health, saying she is not a model and never will be.
The star wants to spread positivity and love, encouraging her fans to believe in themselves and ignore the haters.