Selena Gomez has addressed her followers’ concerns about her health.
The singer came under fire over the weekend after posting a TikTok in which she detailed her skincare and cosmetics routine. The 30-year-old is shown in the video pouring micellar water to a sponge with a little tremor, which prompted many remarks on her physique. When asked about her “trembling hands,” Gomez answered by telling the audience that she had lupus and that the shakiness was a side effect of the medication she was taking to treat it.
“Lol I shake because of my medication for lupus,” she wrote in the comments of another TikTok that drew attention to the phenomenon. “Also read my disclaimer. I ain’t no pro [laughing face emoji].”
After responding to comments from fans on her weight gain and supposedly altered appearance, Gomez posted a scathing TikTok that she has since deleted.
The star of The Only Murders in the Building received a diagnosis of lupus in 2014; the inflammatory disease can cause inflammation throughout the body, especially in the organs. She has been extremely upfront about her health. Selena Gomez acknowledged the effects of her physical and mental health on her life in her 2022 documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me. Gomez underwent a kidney transplant in 2017 as a result of lupus.
In addition to lupus, Gomez talks openly about her bipolar disorder and how receiving a diagnosis has helped her enormously. “I’m going to be very open with everybody about this: I’ve been to four treatment centers,” Gomez told Rolling Stone last year. “I think when I started hitting my early twenties is when it started to get really dark, when I started to feel like I was not in control of what I was feeling, whether that was really great or really bad.”