Selena Gomez was hospitalized twice within the past couple of weeks after experiencing a mental breakdown, according to TMZ. Sources said the 26-year-old artist was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the last week of September, when it was discovered her white blood cell count was severely low due to her kidney transplant. She was released from the hospital several days later, but was re-admitted shortly after because her blood cell count didn't improve.
Gomez reportedly "freaked out" after learning about her condition and attempted to rip an IV out of her arm. Insiders described the episode an "emotional breakdown." She's said to be at an East Coast psychiatric facility, where she is receiving dialectical behavior therapy.
Gomez has been very open about her struggles with mental health issues. In a February 2018 interview with Harper's Bazaar, she spoke about her history with anxiety and depression, as well as the steps she has taken to overcome them.
"There won’t be a day when I’m like, 'Here I am in a pretty dress—I won!' I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else," she said. "I’m starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place."