Selena Gomez Breaks Social Media Silence And Opens Up About 'Challenges'

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Selena Gomez reflected on the obstacles she overcame last year in a touching Instagram post, which was accompanied by some black-and-white photos of herself.

"It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support," Gomez, 26, began.

"Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth," she continued. "It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all."

Back in September, the artist revealed that she would be taking a break from social media. In addition, Gomez entered a treatment facility to focus on improving her mental health following several health scares.