KEY POINTS

  • Selena Gomez doesn't want people to think she is "sad and hurt" because of what she went through
  • Gomez noted that her album "Rare" is her way of telling the world that she is doing well now
  • "Rare" is Gomez’s first album in nearly five years and it became an instant hit upon release 

Selena Gomez has never shied away from talking about her mental health struggles and how they have impacted her life over the years. However, the singer recently made it clear that she doesn’t want people to think that she’s always “sad and hurt” because of the problems she faced in the past.

Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone, the 28-year-old musician opened up about her latest album “Rare” and shared some specific details about her personal life. During the discussion, the “Look At Her Now” hitmaker explained that the album was a way of telling the world that what she experienced was “real” but that part of her life is “over” now.

Gomez also noted that the emotions she expressed in the album are not a representation of how she feels at present.

“I wanted people to take away that this was a journey and that it was completely closed. I don’t want people to see me as just sad and hurt. I didn’t want that anymore. I wanted people to know that I experienced something real, and that part of me is over,” Rolling Stone quoted Gomez, as saying.

Rare” is the singer’s first album in nearly five years, and it became an instant hit as soon as it was released in January 2020.

Later in the interview, the “Good For You” singer admitted that she already knew the track “Lose You To Love Me” will be a gigantic hit because she felt it in her heart.

“I knew from the get-go that ‘Lose You to Love Me’ was going to be the bigger song because I just felt it in my heart,” Gomez said.

The actress-singer’s comments come almost a day after she uploaded a picture on her official Instagram account that intentionally showed off the scar she had following a kidney transplant operation.

The singer uploaded a picture of herself in a blue one-piece swimsuit in support of a friend who was advocating a women empowerment project. In the caption, Gomez also encouraged others to love their bodies.

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up . Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am, and what I went through...and I’m proud of that. T - Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that all bodies are beautiful,” Gomez wrote in the caption.

In 2017, the acclaimed singer revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant due to lupus complications and it was her friend, Francia Raísa, who donated the organ.