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.