American singer, Selena Gomez is currently undergoing treatment at a mental health facility after being hospitalised twice in the past fortnight.
The 26-year-old was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles last month after it emerged she had a low white blood cell count — a potential side effect for kidney transplant patients, TMZ reports.
Gomez, who underwent a kidney transplant last year, was then brought to hospital a second time last week as her cell count didn’t go up and “freaked out” when she couldn’t leave.
Sources told TMZ the singer had “a meltdown” while trying to rip IVs out of her arms, with the incident described as an “emotional breakdown”.
Another source told People magazine Gomez had a “panic attack” during the second hospital visit and it prompted her to seek treatment.
“She has had a tough few weeks and the panic attack in the hospital was the tipping point,” they told the magazine.
“She realised 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.”
Gomez is receiving dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and has received that same type of medical care in the past. DBT is used to treat a range of mental health issues such as borderline personality disorder, self-harm, suicidal behaviour, depression, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.