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Selena Gomez Seeking Treatment After Emotional Breakdown

October 11, 2018
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(98.7 AMP) - Selena Gomez is seeking treatment after suffering an emotional breakdown while in the hospital, PEOPLE reports.

The 26-year-old "Wolves" singer was reportedly hospitalized twice within the last few weeks, both times for a low white blood cell count, which can be a side effect for kidney transplant patients.

Sources claim Gomez demanded to be released from the hospital and had an “emotional breakdown,” even attempting to rip her IVs from her arm.

“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” a source tells PEOPLE.

“She realized she needed to seek additional help for her ongoing emotional issues. She’s surrounded by close family and has a lot of support. She’s doing better now and is seeking treatment on the East Coast.”

The news, which was first reported by TMZ, came a few weeks after Gomez announced that she is taking a break from social media.

“As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember— negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi,” Gomez added.