Selena Gomez Just Returned to Instagram to Open Up About Her Year of 'Challenges'

Selena Gomez low-key returned to Instagram last week when she appeared in Taylor Swift's most recent post. However, the "Hands to Myself" singer published the first message to her account since September on Monday, January 14, outlining the "challenges" she faced last year.

"It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support," Gomez posted alongside two photos of herself. "Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all."

Take a look at the post for yourself, below:

Gomez was quite transparent about the obstacles she encountered in 2018. In late September, she announced she was taking a "social media break." "As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given," she posted on September 24. "Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings."

Then, in October, news broke that Gomez was allegedly seeking treatment following an "emotional breakdown" she had at the hospital about low white blood cell count. This reason was never confirmed by Gomez's team, nor was the treatment itself. "She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point," a source told People in October. "She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast."

Regardless of what happened, it appears Gomez is in a great place now, and that's what matters.

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Published at Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:50:18 +0000