Selena Gomez is currently on a career hiatus and recently, her friend, actor Michael B. Jordan, gave his thoughts.
Nearly one month after the "Same Old Love" singer revealed her struggles with Lupus had led to symptoms of anxiety, depression and panic attacks, Jordan said he was sure that she would overcome her health issues.
“Everybody comes to terms with it in their own time and she’s finally taking the time to deal with it and address it,” Jordan, whose mother suffers from Lupus, told Entertainment Tonight at a poker event on Wednesday. “My advice would be, ‘Stay optimistic, don’t succumb to how you feel in the moment -- because it will pass and get better -- and surround yourself with positive people.”
“She’s a really good friend and we’ve talked and had conversations,” he continued. “She’s a really, really strong woman, so I can’t imagine her not conquering it just like she has everything else... Just day-to-day routine and the most normal things are really hard to do when you’re not feeling well and your lupus is flaring up. Every day can be a struggle.”
“There’s also a feeling of helplessness,” he added. “The most frustrating part for the family around somebody who has lupus is that you just want to do something to help, but there’s not a lot you can do. So for me, the best way I can help is to just be present at events like this and to raise awareness and money because ultimately, research and time spent is what will correct the case.”