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Selena Gomez Opens About Her Never-Ending Battle With Depression

Selena Gomez opened up about her “battle” with depression and anxiety and said she thinks 2018 will be better than the previous ones

Despite her optimism, the pop star stated this is an issue she’ll likely be forced to deal with for the rest of her life.

“I’m going to say yes because I believe that for myself. And anyone who knows me knows I will always start with my health and my well-being,” the 25-year-old singer shared in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine published Wednesday. “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.”

“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,” she added. “I’m starting my year off with that thought. I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place.”

“I don’t really set goals ’cause I don’t want to be disappointed if I don’t reach them, but I do want to work on my music too,” Gomez continued. “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. 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.”