Selena Gomez left rehab 4 weeks early because she felt ‘cured’

Selena Gomez

These are photos of Selena Gomez at Sundance right after she finished two weeks of rehab. She looks happy, fresh, and (most important of all) free of the swaggy one. Back in December, Selena cancelled her tour for “exhaustion.” The joke at the time was that she was merely traumatized for being Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend. I think we’d all be shell shocked if our ex-boyfriend was stumbling out of brothels and peeing in restaurant buckets. The assumption was also that Selena merely needed some downtime. And some time away from the Biebs. Then she got back together with him (however briefly) in early January. They rode segways together.

Yesterday we talked about how Selena’s “exhaustion” was really a code word for rehab. She popped off for two weeks at The Meadows in Arizona. Her team refused say she was treated for substance abuse, but the story claimed she was having issues with Xanax, Ambien, and marijuana. TMZ now says the segway incident was the breaking point for her camp. As soon as they saw her back with “that crazy boy,” they encouraged her to get help. Thank goodness she listened. Sadly, TMZ now reports that Selena quit rehab four weeks before her program was scheduled to end:

Selena Gomez ignored the advice of medical professionals and waltzed out of rehab just 14 days into a 6-week program … over the strenuous objections of the rehab staff … TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Selena tell us just after New Year’s she checked into a program at The Meadows called DAWN — for alcohol, pot and Rx Ambien — in addition to what her people believe is an unhealthy union with Justin Bieber.

But 2 weeks in, Selena bailed so she could go the Sundance Film Festival for her upcoming movie. She told her people she would return to the rehab facility after Sundance, but when it was over Selena decided she was cured and there was no reason to return.

Problem is … that’s not the way the medical staff at The Meadows sees it … the treatment program is 45-days and Selena bailed four weeks early. We’re told the staff feels it’s essential in any recovery to complete the therapy.

Selena is telling her people … she completed the toughest week, which the facility calls “Survivor’s week” so everything is fine. Thing is … Selena’s not the doctor — she’s the one with the problem.

[From TMZ]

Hmm. I’ve never been to rehab, but I doubt a “survivor’s week” is enough to deal with multiple issues like the ones Selena is dealing with. I wish she would have stuck it out for the whole program, which probably would have happened if she never left for Sundance. Her people should have cancelled all obligations for the full 45 day program, right? Once you’re out, it’s hard to go back into treatment. She probably did think she was fine at Sundance, but I hope she decides to go back.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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  1. Sullivan says:

    Dumb. It’s not uncommon to want to leave halfway through a rehab stint, it’s just dumb to actually do it.

    • Liv says:

      But don’t they have friends or family who convince them to go back (or stay)? I mean I know that you first have to want it yourself, but it seems like she just decided she didn’t want to come back and everyone’s fine with it. If she was my daughter or sister, I’d be furious.

  2. HappyMom says:

    Cue countdown to relapse . . .

  3. Nikkie says:

    Cured after two weeks of rehab? This girl needs someone in her family to drag her back. Pretty sure her addition is not only to alcohol, prescription meds and THC. Lying just like the lie about her having Lupus or being exhausted. Girl is in denial.

    • juicylucy says:

      uh addiction to all those things is very real and serious. Scrips did a number on me that no other drug managed to do, and alcohol was far more destructive in my childhood to various members of my family then all the other drugs that were being used by them, including cocaine.

  4. Falula says:

    Can’t concentrate on the story – coat and hair envy.

  5. SonjaMarmeladova says:

    She has no talent whatsoever and I hope she’ll go away soon.

  6. Nerd Alert says:

    Well I’m sure the Bieber Recovery Rehab Program is young and full of glitches. I do hope she’s cured of her affinity for him, though, as the rest of the world has finally recognized it as a serious medical problem.

  7. lunchcoma says:

    Ah. Dear. I figured there was more damage on this one than was initially obvious.

  8. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I had higher hopes for her. She seemed like one of the good eggs.

    • Nicolette says:

      Me too. I hope she comes to her senses and does the right thing. I don’t want to see her fall by the wayside as so many other young celebs. :(

    • mena says:

      I’m starting to wonder if Selena’s whole “good egg” thing is just an act. I remember back when Vanessa Hudgens was being labelled as “bad”, quite a few west coast gossips vouched for Vanessa, saying she wasn’t a bad kid and for sure not the worst of the Disney bunch. The implication being that Selena wasn’t as goody-goody as her rep.

    • Nikkie says:

      Not sure if she really is a good egg or we just think so because she has the face of an innocent 12 year old pretty girl. I don’t think a good egg would have got mixed up with Bieber in the first place to up her profile and stayed with him for so long when we now know the guy is into heavy drug use. A good egg would focus on increasing her talent.

  9. Pandy says:

    Ha. She’s good for gossip in that we can now start the watch/countdown to more crappy exploits. Aside from watching her spiral downward like all the rest of the kid actors, I have zero interest in her.

  10. Dawn says:

    Oh boy to me that means not cured. Good luck to her and I am sure we will be hearing about yet another rehab stay sometime soon. But I hope we don’t and I do hope she is as healthy as she thought she was when she left. The odds are against this however.

  11. Jackson says:

    I love that coat. If anyone can ID it, please do!

  12. HH says:

    I think her and Justin are a good match simply for the fact that they have childlike faces on adult bodies. It’s very creepy.

  13. Eman says:

    Rehab for celebrities means reprogramming centers to put them on the right track again of being controlled dolls.. It is a torture place. Keisha is now in it too. once they begin showing signs of waking up and gaining some mental clarity they put them in rehab to subdue them with medications and electric choc. Google it.. Remember once Britney got out of rehab , she went right away to the hair salon and cut her hair coz she was tired of people touching her and plugging things in her head. She was supposed to be calm and happy after rehab of it was a real rehab.. Poor celebs.. Some of them chose this life so i feel no pity for most of them, only for the ones that were brought in as kids by their parents and were forced like Britney.

  14. Zorbitor says:

    She can always go back for more “treatment” – it’s just 12 step Christianity and doesn’t have much of a success rate

  15. Lark says:

    I feel bad for her, but TMZ or no TMZ anyone could have figured out two weeks of rehab is not normal and that she probably skipped out early. Also, I know some people hold TMZ as a truth barometer but I call bullshit on the weed & alcohol addiction. The weird outbursts, the sudden crying in an interview, etc.? I buy it’s Ambien (not just experimenting) and some kind of other pills that she’s addicted to. If it wasn’t “hard drugs,” I think they would have tried to take care of it without her going to in-patient rehab.

    • melissa says:

      There was a blind item written yesterday about her (however it appears to have mysteriously disapeared) and several previous ones I believe that allude to her. It said she’s got addiction issues with coke and alcohol but that she (and her team) have taken very good care of her image. She also uses (and abuses) prescription meds, but right now her publicists are really trying to down play the truth about her issues because the public isn’t typically too sympathetic with to celebrities with hard drug addictions.

  16. StaCat1 says:

    Hmm…leaving rehab early against the objections of staff is bad news. The whole spin her “people” are putting that she wasnt’ there for substance is killing any goodwill she has. She definitely was using and it was more than pot and booze. She has been practically carried out of award show parties in this town for being too wasted. it’s not a secret.

    Rehab is not a week or two at a spa. it’s is ACTUAL work.

    For all the work we are reminded Selena has done she was 15- for such a hard worker- quitting 2 weeks in when it gets tough is WEAK.

  17. katy says:

    I live in a town with two rehabs, and I’m in AA which a ton of the people in rehab (in- and outpatient) and transitional housing go to meetings I attend. I’ve never once heard of a “survivor’s week,” unless she’s talking about detox? In which case, it’s never a good idea just to go to detox and leave – although I’ve heard of people making it who have done that, they continue their recovery program afterwards with AA/NA meetings and transitional housing (which Selena is not doing). However the vast majority of people I’ve met who left rehab early relapsed soon after.

  18. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I’ll be sober 7 years on Monday with no desire to drink/use & I’m not cured. I’ll be cured when I die.