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Selena Gomez cancels Australia, Asia tour, needs some 'me' time

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Selena Gomez is canceling her "Stars Dance" tour stops in Australia and Asia.

The "Slow Down" singer had been scheduled to perform 13 shows in cities across Australia, Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines starting in mid-January.

However, Gomez has decided to cancel her shows in order to spend some time on herself, as Billboard reported on December 20, 2013.

It sounds like the "Come and Get It" singer is just overworked and tired. In a statement issued by promoter, Live Nation, she explained, "my fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me."

Recently, Gomez has hinted that it is becoming difficult to juggle both music and acting. This month, she admitted that acting was her first love, and that she had once considered quitting music to focus on acting full time.

As she explained, ''initially I wanted to quit music, but that probably isn't ever going to happen. I think I need to do more acting. I'm not super-confident in it, but acting is my first love."

The former "Wizards of Waverly Place" star has been eager to challenge herself and to grow beyond her Disney Channel roots.

She is especially proud of her role in the edgy dark comedy, "Spring Breakers." As she commented, ''It's too easy for me to be in a teeny bopper movie. I like a challenge. 'Spring Breakers' is my proudest achievement, for sure, in acting. I'm so proud of my show, too, but the movie was absolutely liberating and it was awesome."

Back in May, Gomez hinted that her "Stars Dance" album could be her last, suggesting that she felt overextended trying to balance music and acting. As she explained, "This is a weird transition for me. I want to keep pushing myself so I never feel settled. I don’t really know if it’s going to end up working. I’m stressed out most of the time."

It's unlikely that Gomez would ever completely give up music. As she commented back in 2011, "I think that music is always going to be in my life for sure, whether it's me in my house singing or in the car, I feel like that's where I belong."

Is she making a wise decision to scale back her touring commitments? Is she making a healthy choice to take care of herself first?

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