Selena’s Miserable in Rehab
She’s had enough! Selena Gomez is ready to flee her treatment facility life, leaving loved ones terrified
She couldn’t stop smiling. On Oct. 9, Selena Gomez left the Brookhaven Retreat rehab in Seymour, Tenn., to enjoy a low-key toast-and-grits lunch at the nearby Riverstone Family Restaurant with her grandparents. “Selena looked really happy and was laughing with her grandparents. She just seemed real peaceful,” fellow diner Jessica Chambers tells In Touch. “My friend actually told her that she was proud of her for taking care of herself [ by checking into rehab], and Selena said, ‘Thank you, that really means a lot to me. I am doing really good.’”
But she wasn’t being totally honest. Selena, who sought treatment following a terrifying downward spiral in which she was drinking and partying excessively, has been miserable at the women-only rehab facility. “She absolutely hates it there,” a source tells In Touch exclusively. “When the actual effects of de- toxing hit her body, she started complaining,” claims the source.
The 24-year-old, who canceled her Revival World Tour in late August, also has been struggling with crippling anxiety. “Selena keeps saying she feels like hell and wants to leave the facility or go switch to outpatient treatment,” adds the source. “Everyone is worried.”
They should be. “Apparently some of the medicine and treatment she’s receiving [to deal with her anxiety] isn’t working very well,” says the source. “One night she had horrific nightmares.” Selena was left shaken. “Ever since then, she’s been reading the Bible before she goes to sleep.”
She can’t wait to go home. “A few weeks ago, she called her friends and family and told them that she felt trapped,” says the source. “Her mom, Mandy [Teefey, 40], came to visit and took her out of the facility to talk. She’s still telling everyone that she wants to go home, and then gets mad because she feels like they aren’t listening to her.” No one, adds the source, knows how to handle the situation. “Selena doesn’t even sound like herself on the phone.”
It’s got loved ones terrified. “Selena claims she wants to be normal again, but she makes jokes about partying and even drinking, which is worrisome,” says the source. “Everyone is so scared that Selena is going to come home from rehab and go back to her old ways. They know it’s going to take time, but everyone’s just hoping Selena gets better.” ◼
“Her family is begging her to stay,” a source says of Selena, who has been receiving treatment at Tennessee’s Brookhaven Retreat.