I believe it is called Lupus.
Yes, the pretend illness most of us think is a front for a consignment store conglomerate has befallen Selena Gomez. At least, so says a weird Radar Online report that’s like 90% fawning biography and tucks in the sentence about a possibly career-threatening disease in passing. Seriously, here’s how it begins.
Almost from birth, Selena Gomez seemed destined for super-stardom. Named after Latin music icon Selena Quintanilla, the young girl quickly forged her own path to fame, making her own recordings for grandparents Ricardo and Mary Gomez and later getting cast on Barney & Friends at the age of 10.
Making matters even more complicated is her secret battle with lupus, which Ricardo says she was diagnosed with “a couple of years ago.”
“She’s in treatment,” he confirms. “She’s getting along pretty good.”
Talk about your Friday afternoon news dump. Lupus, for the uninitiated, is basically, I guess… chronic swelling? It doesn’t sound all that bad.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
So the next time Lupus does a charity drive, just think that your donation could help keep the Instagram bikini pics flowing.
Now that’s a good cause.
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