Selena Gomez is seeking treatment after suffering an emotional breakdown while in the hospital, according to reports.
The 26-year-old “Wolves” singer was hospitalized twice within the last few weeks, both times for a low white blood cell count, which can be a side effect for kidney transplant patients. During her second visit, Gomez suffered a panic attack.
“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” a source said.
“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.”
The singer is undergoing dialectical behavior therapy, a therapy method designed to help try to identify, and then change, negative thinking and behavioral patterns, the source says.
The news, which was first reported by TMZ, came a few weeks after Gomez announced that she is taking a break from social media.
Around this same time last year, Gomez shocked fans by revealing that, due to lupus complications, she’d received a kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raisa over the summer.