WATCH: Selena Gomez publicly addresses her rehab visit for the first time

2017-02-11 17:01

Cape Town – Selena Gomez has addressed her time spent in rehab publicly, for the first time since resurfacing in the public eye.

The Same Old Love hitmaker took part in a panel discussion for the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why and spoke about going “away for  90 days” after going through “a really difficult time”.

When asked by a CNN journalist if she feels as though she can relate to the main character in the series, Selena reflected on her own experiences.

She answered: “To be frank with you, I actually was going through a really difficult time when they started production.

“I went away for 90 days and I actually met tons of kids in this place that were talking about a lot of the issues that these characters are experiencing.”

“I would say yes, I’ve had to deal with it on a different scale.”

She then opened up about what put her in a dark place. She explained: “Whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school in the world, which was Disney channel. It was also adults that had the audacity to tell me how I should live my life and it was very confusing for me.

“I had no idea who I was going to be, what I was still going to become and it definitely hits home and that’s why I still wanted to make sure I was a part of this project.”

Watch the panel interview here:

(Forward to 22:08 to hear Selena talk about her time in rehab)

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