18 year-old Disney singer and Justin Bieber girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was rushed to the emergency room on Thursday following a completely normal-seeming appearance on The Tonight Show. (You can watch her interview here.) Gomez’s symptoms are said to have been “nausea and a severe headache.” There was plenty of speculation that she might be pregnant considering the pretty obvious evidence that she’s kicking it with widdle Justin. Reports vary as to what sent her there, and it’s possible the emergency room people had no idea what was wrong with her other than her symptoms.
US Weekly reports that Selena stayed overnight for testing and that she was suspected of suffering from “food poisoning” and “exhaustion,” which makes sense. She’s due to start a 10 city tour on Monday, which was rescheduled from Friday. That sounds like a ton of stress. TMZ reports that Selena was undergoing tests for “blood pressure issues” but that “so far doctors have not been able to determine what is causing the problem.” Do they ever figure out why someone is sick in the emergency room? Unless they have some easy diagnosis, visible wounds or obvious trauma in my experience the answer is usually “no.”
According to TMZ, it’s “totally untrue” that Selena is pregnant. I hope that’s accurate and that she did just have a bad reaction to something. It seems possible that an 18 year-old who used to wear a purity ring might just forget to use protection, though. A lot of denial can happen when those purity pledges get broken.
Meanwhile Selena was seen outside a hospital in LA on Saturday. She looked tired and hopefully she’ll get some rest and feel better before she starts her tour.
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