Selena Gomez has been admitted into a mental health facility after having an ‘emotional breakdown’, according to reports.
TMZ claims that the singer has been hospitalised twice within the last few weeks, both times for a low white blood cell count.
The first emergency occurred while Selena was at her Studio City, CA home in the last week of September. She was described as “despondent and emotional” over “an alarmingly low white blood cell count”, which resulted as a side effect from the kidney transplant operation she had last year.
Sources say that a family member drove her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and while she was released days later, she had to be re-admitted late last week because her low blood cell count persisted.
Selena reportedly wanted to leave soon after being admitted but doctors said she wasn’t ready to be discharged. Selena “had a meltdown” and “freaked out”, allegedly “ripping the IV’s out of her arm.”
“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” a source tells PEOPLE.
“She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.”
Gomez has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric facility on the East Coast, where she is receiving dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a form of treatment she received in the past.
She was previously admitted to a psychiatric facility in 2016, having experienced “depression, anxiety and panic” as a side effect of her lupus. She has had ongoing issues related to anxiety and depression, completing a two-week treatment program in New York City earlier this year.
The latest news comes just a few weeks after Gomez announced that she is taking a break from social media.