Lady Gaga supports Selena Gomez's break
Lady Gaga supports Selena Gomez's decision to take a break.
The 30-year-old star admires the 24-year-old singer after she admitted last month that she would be taking some time away from the spotlight to focus on her health, after revealing she was battling with depression brought as a side effect of lupus - a condition which causes inflammation of the skin.
Speaking on American radio station 103.5 KTU, the 'Bad Romance' singer said: "I would say that fame is very isolating. [It] takes a moment for you to stabilise yourself, especially if you're really in it for the music or for your craft, because it can be a distraction from all of those things. Suddenly, it's about keeping up with your career. Or keeping up with number ones, or being on top."
In Selena's original statement, the 'Same Old Love' hitmaker opened up about how her condition - which she was diagnosed with three years ago - had caused her to suffer from "anxiety, panic attacks and depression".
She said: "As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways. 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. Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best."
The news of Gaga's support for Selena comes after the 'Poker Face' hitmaker recently revealed she too took a step back from the spotlight before she came back to work on her latest music.
She said: "I needed a moment to stabilise. When my career took off, I don't remember anything at all. It's like I'm traumatised. I needed time to recalibrate my soul."