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Selena Gomez Reportedly Admitted to Psychiatric Hospital After Potential Kidney Transplant Complications

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Singer Selena Gomez was reportedly admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Wednesday, TMZ reported. Gomez, who received a kidney transplant in 2017 for complications related to lupus, originally went to the hospital for an “alarmingly low white blood cell count.”

Low blood cell counts can be a complication related to kidney transplants. This is the second time in a few weeks that Gomez has gone to the hospital for a low blood cell count, according to People.

During her last hospital visit, Gomez had a panic attack and decided to seek additional mental health treatment. People reports Gomez is receiving dialectical behavior therapy — a type of therapy Gomez previously tried. On Sept. 23, Gomez announced on Instagram she would be taking a break from social media.

Gomez has been open about her experience with both anxiety and depression as well as lupus in the past. In 2016, she went to rehab to focus on her mental health and the toll having lupus took on it.

Like Gomez, many people experience anxiety and depression along with their physical illness. Depression is one of the most common complications of chronic illness and affects at least a third of people with a chronic condition.

Fans expressed their support for Gomez on Twitter.

If this news is hard for you, there is help available. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741.

Image via Creative Commons/4moonlove

Originally published: October 11, 2018
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