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Selena Gomez: Drinking Heavily Following Kidney Transplant?

Earlier today, we reported on the news that Selena Gomez has checked into rehab following what’s been described as an emotional breakdown.

One insider state that Gomez is seeking treatment in a facility “on the east coast” in order to cope with her anxiety “over her repeated physical health issues.”

Those issues include lupus and other ailments, which culminated in Gomez undergoing a kidney transplant last year.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that the singer’s loved ones are attributing her latest struggles to her “refusal to live a sober life.”

The site reports that Selena’s mother, Mandy Teefey, has openly stated her desire to stage an intervention after revealing that she believes Gomez’s drinking is endangering her life.

“Doctors have all told her she needs to stop,” one source claims.

“Her family says she needs to stay sober, or she could die.”

Gomez has not opened up about the allegations of hard partying, and it’ll likely be quite some time before she speaks on her decision to seek further treatment.

She has, however, admitted that she continues to enjoy the occasional drink despite past health issues.

“As far as my personal life, someone sees me having a glass of wine? I could give two sh-ts,” the singer said in a recent interview with Elle.

“I’m not trying to hide. That’s my life.” 

Though Gomez has been described as “stubborn” with regard to her life choices, sources say she was deeply disturbed by friend Demi Lovato’s recent overdose.

One insider revealed that upon hearing the news, Gomez was not only concerned with her friend but filled with anxiety that she might suffer a similar fate.

“Selena is freaking out about this,” the source said at the time.

“She feels like it could have been her.”

Whatever the cause of her latest upheaval, we hope Selena is able to find the help that she needs.

Our thoughts go out to Gomez and her loved ones during this immensely difficult time.

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Ben Affleck Dumped By Lindsay Shookus Due to Drinking?

As you’ve likely heard by now, Ben Affleck checked into rehab earlier this week as a result of his ongoing struggle with alcoholism.

The decision to seek further treatment was prompted by an intervention coordinated by Affleck’s estranged wife, Jennifer Garner.

Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus

Garner and Affleck effectively ended their marriage two years ago (though they have yet to finalize their divorce), but they still have three kids together, so it stands to reason that she would be concerned for her ex’s health.

Ben’s most recent ex, Lindsay Shookus, has no such ties to the actor, so it’s equally unsurprising that she decided to bail when his problematic drinking started to become a source of strife.

While it was originally reported that Affleck dumped Shookus for Playboy model Shauna Sexton, sources now say Lindsay was actually the one to pull the plug on the relationship.

And her decision was reportedly spurred by Ben’s reckless boozing.

 
Ben Affleck: Suicide Squad Premiere Photo

“The notion that Ben was taking steps to be healthier and sober prior to this intervention isn’t all true,” a source tells Us Weekly.

“Ben hasn’t been sober or been that present for his family and relationship with Lindsay, and now everyone knows the reason why,” the insider adds.

“He was suffering, and his addiction undoubtedly took over.”

The source goes on to claim that as a mother and successful career woman, Lindsay simply couldn’t afford any further association with Ben and his increasingly problematic behavior.

“Lindsay does not want to be involved in the media circus that follows Ben — especially in this difficult time,” the source tells Us.

“She is a private person and has taken the necessary steps to avoid the hurtful and often unwelcome attention.”

Of course, the fact that Affleck has a reputation for becoming belligerent and destructive while drunk probably didn’t help the situation.

“When Ben drinks, he gets nasty and it’s hard to be around him,” a source tells Radar Onlne.

“His behavior was a big turn off to Lindsay, who prides herself on her work and her motivation for life,” the insider adds.

Of course, reps for Ben are countering these claims and insisting that Affleck and Shookus amicably decided to go their separate ways. 

“They tried really hard to make it work, but distance combined with work obligations and other factors made it something that could not work at this time,” claims one source.

Yes, Ben may be keeping a low profile in treatment, but his PR team is still working around the clock to protect his reputation.

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Selena Gomez: Literally Drinking Herself to Death?!?

According to a bombshell new report and analysis, Selena Gomez is burying her Justin Bieber-related sorrow in alcohol these days.

And it may literally kill her.

Bieber, of course, stunned the free world over the weekend when he proposed to Hailey Baldwin.

The singer popped this major question to the model on Saturday Night in Las Vegas, despite only having dated her for a few months in 2016 and then again for a month or so this summer.

No matter, though, Bieber and Baldwin are engaged and fans around the globe are trying to come to grips with this reality.

They’re also wondering about Gomez.

How is she responding to this development with her (many times over) ex-boyfriend?

Is she truly angry, as one source claimed on Monday?

Or does she not care one bit, as another source claimed, because she grew sick and tired of Bieber’s lies and manipulations a long time ago, long before this news broke?

Hollywood Life wrote earlier in the week that Gomez was spotted at a bar in the Four Seasons hotel in New York City, throwing back shots.

So what, you’re probably asking.

She’s 25 years old and this wouldn’t be an abnormal reaction for anyone to have after a serious former lover gets engaged.

But here’s the thing: Selena Gomez has Lupus. It grew so serious last year that she had to get a kidney transplant.

As a result, alcohol can have an effect on the artist that it would not have on someone who does NOT have Lupus.

What kind of effect? A dangerous one.

Radar Online interviewed a rheumatologist named Dr. Robert Fafalak who spoke freely, for some reason, about someone he has never met and who he has never treated.

He risked his professional reputation to explain to this celebrity gossip site just what trouble Selena could be in if she continues this alleged habit.

“The fact that she’s taking what sounds like a very high amount of alcohol can definitely become threatening to not only making her lupus worse but therefore potentially threatening her life,” Fafalak said.

Good friend Francia Raisa donated a kidney to Gomez last year; that’s how severe a case of Lupus Gomez suffers from.

The condition makes her extra tired at times and has resulted in her need to take a break from touring and sometimes from the music business in general.

“Selena is playing with fire now and if she is, in fact, drinking again she will need to get help quick before it spirals out of control and kills her,” an insider tells Radar.

Fans have also been concerned about Selena’s mental state.

She entered rehab in the past for depression and anxiety and no one would blame her here if she relapsed in some way, shape or form.

But Bieber isn’t worth all that.

All we can really hope now is that Gomez realizes this and also realizes that alcohol never cures any problem; often times, in fact, it makes things worse.

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George Clooney Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash: Had He Been Drinking?

Frightening news out of Italy today, as George Clooney has been hospitalized following a motorcycle accident.

Clooney suffered several unspecified injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

The actor’s wife, Amal Clooney, reportedly rushed to be by his side during treatment, and he has since been released to recover at home.

“His expected prognosis is 20 days to get better,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

Clooney has yet to speak to the press about the incident, but the driver of the Mercedes that struck his bike says it was a simple case of obstructed vision:

“I had the sun in my face, I did not see anything, I just felt a stroke,” said the driver, who has been identified only Antonello C.

An onlooker who claims to have witnessed the crash and its aftermath says Clooney appeared to be in a great deal of pain:

“Another car, a Mercedes, came from Olbia to Porto San Palo,” Giacamo D’angelo told Radar.

“The other car hit the motorcycle of George Clooney.”

D’Angelo added that Clooney “cried out in pain,” and “held his head in his hands.”

A full investigation has been launched, and it’s only expected to be a few days before the case is officially closed.

But interestingly, as straightforward as the accident appears to be, police have not yet ruled drugs and alcohol as possible causes of the crash.

Though it doesn’t appear that he’s ever had a serious problem with alcohol, Clooney’s love of drinking is no secret.

So perhaps it’s natural that certain media outlets have chosen to fixate on that aspect of the investigation.

But in all likelihood, this is a simple case of one or both drivers being briefly distracted and/or blinded by the sun.

Amal Clooney gave birth to twins just last year, and sources close to the family say George is a natural as a dad.

So it seems unlikely that George is motoring around Lake Como drunk off his ass.

But in order to hedge our bets, we’ll emphasize out that it’s unlikely …

… but certainly not impossible.

We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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Demi Lovato: Still Drinking After Latest Relapse

Last week, fans were stunned when Demi Lovato confessed to relapsing after six years of sobriety.

The singer made no effort to conceal her setback from fans.

In fact, she recorded a heartbreakingly confessional ballad about her relapse ironically titled “Sober.”

“Mama, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato sings.

The present-tense urgency of the song has left many fans concerned for Lovato’s well-being.

And reports from those closest to Demi indicate that she has yet to emerge triumphant from her latest bout with substance abuse.

“Demi reached out to some of her sober friends this weekend, but she hasn’t made any set plans to sober up just yet,” a source tells Radar Online.

“Everyone is hoping that her relapse reveal is a cry for help. It is nothing to be ashamed over. She slipped and it is never too late to get back on track.”

The insider says that Demi’s loved ones share fans’ concerns that this could be the beginning of a steep decline:

“All of Demi’s close friends and family are extremely worried right now because they know that she is on a downward spiral,” the source claims.

“They just all want her to come back to L.A. and get the help she needs before it is too late.”

Unfortunately, it seems that Lovato is currently resistant to offers assistance from her inner circle:

“No one can get her attention,” the source claims.

“Her team tried to hire a sober coach, and she went nuts!”

The 25-year-old pop icon celebrated six years of sobriety in March, and it seems her relapse occurred not long after that anniversary:

“Demi relapsed about two months ago because she stopped the accountability portion of her recovery,” says one insider.

Another source confirms that recent cancellations on Lovato’s current world tour are a result of her ongoing battle with alcoholism.

Family and friends hope that her gut-wrenching new song will mark the beginning of her recovery process:

“Demi relapsed and started drinking alcohol again. Her song is intense, but that’s how she deals,” says the insider.

“She has to be brutally honest and put it out there so that she’s not burdened with holding on to her struggles privately.”

Our thoughts go out to Ms. Lovato as she continues this courageous lifelong battle.

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