Fellow music-industry figures are offering public support to Selena Gomez following reports that the singer-actress is undergoing psychiatric treatment after having an emotional breakdown.
"You are amazing," rapper Cardi B wrote in all capital letters on her Instagram Stories Thursday, with a waist-up shot of Gomez performing. The two along with Latin singer Ozuna are featured on the new single "Taki Taki" by DJ Snake, who himself posted on his Instagram Stories, "Get well soon Queen, prayers are sending @selenagomez," accompanied by an emoji of hands in prayer.
TMZ.com on Wednesday said Gomez, 26, twice has been hospitalized over the preceding two weeks, the latter admission after suffering what anonymous sources called an emotional breakdown. Gomez, who suffers from lupus and also underwent a kidney transplant last year, had learned in late September that her white-blood-cell count was disturbingly low, the website said. She was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but after her discharge was re-admitted late last week for the same issue, leading to her breakdown, TMZ said, citing "several sources."
Gomez subsequently was admitted to a psychiatric facility on the East Coast to receive dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, which she has had previously, TMZ said.
People magazine and E! News each said independently that they had confirmed the website's account. People characterized the breakdown as a "panic attack." E! said the facility is in New York City, and reiterated an unconfirmed report from earlier this year that Gomez had gone there in January for depression and anxiety treatment.
Gomez’s spokesman did not respond to a Newsday request for comment.