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Selena Gomez Says Depression and Anxiety Is a ‘Battle’ She Will Face for the ‘Rest of My Life’

Selena Gomez recently sought treatment for her ongoing battle with depression and anxiety, and now the star is speaking out about putting her health first.

In Harper’s BAZAAR‘s March cover story, the “Wolves” singer opens up about focusing on her “well-being” in 2018.

“I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome,” she told the magazine. “There won’t be a day when I’m like, ‘Here I am in a pretty dress — I won!’ I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else.”

Though Gomez has had plenty of new hits — including “It Ain’t Me,” “Fetish” and “Wolves” — since she released her last album Revival in 2015, the entertainer, 25, says she’s deliberately taking her time on her next record.

“My next album has been forever in the making. When people ask me why, I’m honest about it: It’s because I haven’t been ready,” said Gomez, who underwent a kidney transplantlast year. “I mean, point-blank, I don’t feel confident enough in where my music is yet. If that takes 10 years, then it takes 10 years. I don’t care. Right now I just want to be super intentional with all of the things I’m doing.”

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