"I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I had to stop, because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside” Selena Gomez said as she addressed the audience after receiving the Award for Favourite rock/pop female artist at the American Music Awards.
She went on to thank her fans for being “Damn Loyal”, encouraging them to be strong and pick themselves up even if they are broken. "I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram," she said, indicating her heart. "I want to see what's in here…I'm not trying to get validation, nor do I need it any more. All I can say is I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love.” Lady Gaga who has also struggled with depression broke down in tears during the speech while long-time friend Taylor Swift who couldn’t make it to the show shared a video in which she was screaming with pride at her television.
The 24-year-old Selena Gomez went off radar in August after she was diagnosed with Lupus, she took the time off to deal with anxiety and depression, and Sunday was her first public appearance since then.