Selena Gomez: “Tours are a really lonely place for me”

Selena Gomez has 110 million Instagram followers, which to most rising Instagram stars, that’s the dream. But for her, the popularity and spotlight as well as going from a teen sensation to a young woman caused her to have a mental breakdown.

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“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. I’ve been very vulnerable with my fans, and sometimes I say things I shouldn’t. But, I have to be honest with them. I feel that’s a huge part of why I’m where I am,” says Gomez to Vogue.

“I’ve cried on stage more times than I can count, and I’m not a cute crier,” she says. Last summer, after the North American and Asian legs of her “Revival” tour, with more than 30 concerts remaining, she abruptly canceled her tour and checked into a psychiatric facility in Tennessee.