Selena Gomez has always been quite open in talking about her personal problems. Now, the famous singer decided to open up about her rehab stint and she also decided to talk about her reasons in stopping using Instagram. Selena opened up during a new interview for Vogue.
So, even though fans could see Instagram shares from Selena, they weren’t actually posted by her singer, but by her assistant who has been posting on Selena’s behalf on Instagram. The star said that her last post dates three months back.
“As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out. It had become so consuming to me. It’s what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn’t want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn’t want to care about. I always end up feeling like s**t when I look at Instagram,” Selena confessed, adding that this is why she has decided to take a step back.
Initially, Selena deleted the Instagram app from her phone after she entered rehab and she just stopped using it. She actually said that she doesn’t even know the password to the account. “People so badly wanted me to be authentic, and when that happened, finally, it was a huge release. I’m not different from what I put out there,” Selena said. She went on to add that she has been very vulnerable with her fans at different moments in her life and sometimes she said things she shouldn’t have.
However, Selena still believes that being honest is the best thing she can do. Selena went on to talk about her decision to seek rehab treatment after she canceled her tour. She claimed that she was very down at that moment. “My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage,” she said. “Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it-which, I think, was a complete distortion.”