'It gave me such strength': Selena Gomez opens up about her bipolar diagnosis in new documentary
'A lot of people are going to see this whole other side of me — and I'm like, "I hope they like it"', Selena Gomez revealed
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Singer Selena Gomez has opened up about her admission to being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in an upcoming Apple TV+ documentary. In 'Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me', for the first time she talks about going public with her illness that would be streaming soon on the platform. During her appearance at 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' on Wednesday, November 2, the 'Come and Get It' singer shared about her lupus and mental health struggles.
"It's one of the best hospitals for — they're kind of covering everything in the mental health space. So, I was able to say my diagnosis out loud for the first time," Gomez remembered. "And it gave me such strength, and — it wasn't easy." It was in 2020, that the 'Only Murders in the Building' actress got her treatment at the McLean Hospital, and went public about her diagnosis for the very first time.
"I'm kind of scared," Gomez told host, Kelly Clarkson. "A lot of people are going to see this whole other side of me — and I'm like, 'I hope they like it,'" she revealed. On this the host responded, "It's such a filtered world. We're different generations, and I feel your generation and younger — everyone just filters everything online. And that's not real life. And that's going to help so many people who watch this." The 30-year-old singer-actor quickly added, "I hope so because I am really nervous."
Director Alek Keshishian, who is popularly known for 'Madonna: Truth or Dare', reflected on the documentary to People saying, "I think Selena really anchors herself when she goes back to Texas. She seems to get energy by being in the presence of her past. She doesn't look down on anybody, she is right there with the people — that's what makes her unique. She feels as much love for her past as she does for her future."
In the promotional clip released by the streaming platform, Gomez is seen spending quality time with a childhood friend, who now has children of her own, and is thrilled to see the 'Kill Em with Kindness' singer. "Yeah, she's real! Mommy went to school with her," Gomez's friend says to her daughter.
The documentary 'Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me' premieres on Friday, November 4, on Apple TV+.
Selena has most recently jumped into an acting career, where is set to feature in the biographical drama 'In the Shadow of the Mountain', and will also be seen in the fourth installment of 'Hotel Transylvania'.