Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After returning to the spotlight to accept an award at the American Music Awards last Sunday, Selena Gomez also just returned to social media to thank her fans once again.
The singer, who announced back in August that she was taking a break to focus on her health, took to Instagram on Thursday to reflect on her self-imposed break.
“I have a lot to be thankful for this year,” she began in her caption. “My year has been the hardest yet most rewarding one yet. I’ve finally fought the fight of not ‘being enough.'”
Gomez, 24, continued: “I have only wanted to reflect the love you guys have given me for years and show how important it is to take care of YOU. By grace through faith. Kindness always wins.”
The “Kill Em With Kindness” singer ended the note saying, “I love you guys. God bless.”
Previously, Gomez said she was taking a break for health reasons in the midst of her Revival World Tour, which was originally slated to conclude Dec. 18 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In a statement to People magazine, she explained in part, “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges. I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.”
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When Gomez won the American Music Award earlier this week for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, many of her fans were surprised when she took the stage to accept the award.
Still, she used her speech to further explain why she needed her break.
“I had to stop,” she said onstage Sunday. “I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough never to let you down … [instead] I let myself down.”
She then thanked her fans “because you guys are so damn loyal and I don’t know what I did to deserve you.”
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