Selena Gomez: I May Not 'Ever Overcome' My Depression And Anxiety
By James Dinh
February 7, 2018
In the new interview, which was conducted by 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford, the 25-year-old titan spoke about the year ahead, admitting that she's prepared to keep the focus entirely on her health.
"Anyone who knows me knows I will always start with my health and my well-being," the pop star said in the March issue of the magazine. "I've had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I've been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome. There won’t be a day when I'm like, 'Here I am in a pretty dress — I won!’ I think it’s a battle I'm gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I'm OK with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else. I’m starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place."
It's that sort of mentality that has prompted the lengthy delay of the follow-up to her 2015 effort, Revival, which spawned hits like "Good for You" and "Same Old Love." "I don't really set goals 'cause I don't want to be disappointed if I don’t reach them, but I do want to work on my music too," she told Langford. "My next album has been forever in the making. When people ask me why, I'm honest about it: It’s because I haven’t been ready. I mean, point-blank, I don’t feel confident enough in where my music is yet. If that takes 10 years, then it takes 10 years. I don’t care. Right now I just want to be super intentional with all of the things I’m doing."
Gomez's March 2018 issue of Harper's Bazaar hits newsstands on February 20.
At 25, @SelenaGomez has faced her share of obstacles and emerged stronger than ever. She tells @katherinelangford—star of the Gomez-produced @Netflix series #13ReasonsWhy—what she has learned along the way. Tap the link in bio to see the full March 2018 cover story. Photography by @alexilubomirski Styling by @kateyoung Makeup by @hungvanngo Hair by @officialdanilohair Gomez wears @coach
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