Selena Gomez reveals bipolar diagnosis to Miley Cyrus in online chat, fans laud her bravery and love the reunion
In Cyrus' online talk show 'Bright Minded', Gomez said she was relieved when she finally found out why she had suffered depression and anxieties for so many years
While talk show hosts struggle to emulate their success online during the current pandemic, singer Miley Cyrus has been hosting her own talk show called 'Bright Minded: Live With Miley' on Instagram Live. She had guests like Hilary Duff and Demi Lovato in the past and Selena Gomez just joined the roster.
For fans of the two singers, this was a treat as it took them back to the Disney days when Cyrus and Gomez starred in the Disney Channel shows 'Hannah Montana' and 'Wizards of Waverly Place' respectively.
After Nick Jonas dated both Cyrus and Gomez one after another, rumors swirled that there was a feud between Gomez and Cyrus who were in the competition to be Disney's next big star. However, Gomez's recent appearance on Cyrus's show seems to prove that even if there any feuds between the two, they are now all in the past.
In her chat with Cyrus, Gomez talked about her struggle with anxiety and depression, which led her to seek mental health treatment in the past. Gomez also revealed that she visited a mental health hospital a few months ago, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Gomez said, "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in the world, but definitely in America, McLean’s Hospital. I discussed that, after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar. So when I go to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it. I think people get scared of that."
Gomez explained that when she realized she has bipolar, she was "equal parts terrified and relieved. Terrified because the veil was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered with various depressions and anxieties for so many years."
She continued, "I’ve seen it, and I’ve seen some of it in my own family, where I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ I’m from Texas. It’s not known to talk about your mental health. You’ve got to seem cool, and then I see anger built up in teenagers and young adults because they are wanting that so badly. I feel like, when I finally said what I was gonna say, I wanted to know everything about it and it took the fear away."
Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement over Gomez and Cyrus reuniting on 'Bright Minded: Live with Miley'. One fan tweeted, "I'm so happy Selena felt so comfortable with Miley that she confessed about her bipolar disorder (diagnosis) in the show. Such a private and intimate thing is so delicate to say it in any place, I'm proud it was with Miley."
A fan wrote, "I AM F***ING SCREAMING MILEY CYRUS AND SELENA GOMEZ REALLY JUST REUNITED A DECADE AFTER THEIR FEUD NICK JONAS IS QUAKING." Another tweeted, "Nick in one of his 11 bedrooms hiding trying to find the password to his [IG] to watch Selena and Miley right now."
Fans lauded Gomez for opening up about her struggles. One fan said, "Selena Gomez opening up about having bipolar disorder will help a lot of her fans & people in general about being open & honest about their mental health. I admire her bravery. it’s not easy to accept and talk about these things. much love & respect."
Another tweeted, "This just goes to show how much of Selena's life we really don’t know much about. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder while y’all were trending stuff like free Selena and saying things like she had a clone, and that’s what’s so sad."
One viewer wrote, "Selena has been through so much, she is bipolar, has been battling with anxiety, depression, and lupus and on top of that she gets bullied online [every day] by people who have no idea about her struggles. she’s one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. I’m so proud of her!!"
Another fan tweeted, "That was the best live stream I’ve ever watched in my life. They were so genuine and comfortable with each other and Selena opened up about being bipolar for the first time. That is really better than any interview she’s ever done. I love them both so much."