Selena Gomez suffered a 'panic attack' at the American Music Awards

Selena Gomez suffered a ‘panic attack’ before taking the stage for her first performance in two years at the American Music Awards

She’s back in the spotlight with new songs from an un-released album after taking a hiatus from the music industry.

And Selena Gomez reportedly suffered a ‘panic attack’ before taking the stage at the American Music Awards nearly two years since her last live performance.

The 27-year-old was ‘putting a lot of pressure on herself’ ahead of her return to the stage as the opener of the show at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday night, according to E! News.

Tough: Selena Gomez reportedly suffered a ‘panic attack’ before taking the stage at the American Music Awards nearly two years since her last live performance

‘Selena definitely had anxiety and a panic attack before she went out and was putting a lot of pressure on herself,’ a source reported.

Fans were somewhat concerned during her performance as she ‘appeared overcome with emotion’ while on stage.

Gomez hadn’t seen the bright lights of the AMAs since 2017, and Sunday night was also her first live performance in two years. 

Strong: The 27-year-old songstress was ‘putting a lot of pressure on herself’ ahead of her return to the stage as the opener of the show at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday night, according to E! News 

‘Selena definitely had anxiety and a panic attack before she went out and was putting a lot of pressure on herself,’ a source reported

She rocked a long-sleeved, figure-hugging black dress before changing into a mirrored corset to perform her two new songs.

Lose You to Love Me is reportedly about her ex Justin Bieber, while the Look at Her Now ballad is an ode to overcoming obstacles. 

‘Feels good to be back,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘Thank you to my entire team and to my fans that stand by me. All of this is for you and because of you. excited for this chapter #sg2 @amas.’ 

Selena shared a little of her own journey when she was honored for her mental health advocacy work earlier this year at the McLean Hospital’s Annual Dinner.

‘Last year, I was suffering mentally and emotionally, and I wasn’t able to stay all buttoned up and together,’ she said. ‘I wasn’t able to hold a smile or to keep things looking normal.’ 

Bliss: Gomez hadn’t seen the bright lights of the AMAs since 2017, and Sunday night was also her first live performance in two years

Backstage: Selena shared a host of Polaroid photos while getting ready for her performance, and included a shot of her new tattoo of praying hands

She spent sought out a program for mental health treatment and checked into a facility last year.

‘After a year of a lot of intense work … I am happier, I am healthier, and I am in control of my emotions and thoughts more than I’ve ever been,’ she said.

During an interview with Ryan Seacrest in October, Selena praised her fans for keeping her strong throughout some difficult times. 

‘They’ve stood by me for years and years and they’ve walked with me through everything I’ve gone through,’ she said. ‘I just wanted to let them know I was good.’ 

Power: Lose You to Love Me is reportedly about her ex Justin Bieber, while the Look at Her Now ballad is an ode to overcoming obstacles

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