Washington: Selena Gomez, while discussing her upcoming Netflix drama ’13 Reasons Why’, opened up about the ‘difficult time’ she went through last year as she sought treatment at a rehab facility.
“I was actually going through a really difficult time when they started production,” Gomez told reporters at a Netflix press event.
“I went away for 90 days and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we’re talking about [with] a lot of the issues that these characters are experiencing,” she said as reported by People Magazine.
The 90 days to which the 24-year-old referred were the time she spent in a treatment center beginning last August.
At the time she said part of the reason she did that was to deal with “anxiety, panic attacks and depression” which she said are side effects of her ongoing battle with Lupus.
But other than one statement on the subject, she has until now largely been silent about her own struggles since then.
“Whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school in the world, which was the Disney channel, it was also adults that had the audacity to kind of tell me how I should live my life,” Gomez continued.
“And it was very confusing for me. It was so confusing. I had no idea who I was going to be and what I’m still going to become. It definitely hits home.”
Selena serves as an executive producer on the new drama which addresses serious topics including depression and suicide.