Why Selena Gomez Checked Into Rehab

The singer sought help, but not for substance abuse, her rep confirmed.

ByABC News
February 5, 2014, 10:50 AM

Feb. 5, 2014 -- Selena Gomez checked into a treatment center last year, ABC News confirmed.

However, her rep shot down tabloid rumors that the "Come & Get It" singer checked into The Meadows center in Arizona on Jan. 5 for drug and alcohol abuse.

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"Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse," her rep said.

There were more signs that something was amiss: Around that time, Gomez, 21, announced that she was canceling tour dates in Asia and Australia to focus on herself.

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"My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," she said in a statement. "But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me."