Selena Gomez has just pulled the plug on 13 shows throughout Asia and Australian, including shows in Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The shows were due to take place in January and February as part of her Stars Dance tour, but after opting for some time to focus on herself, Selena has cancelled them and issued a statement of apology to fans.
"My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," Selena said in a statement issued by promoter Live Nation on December 20. "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."
This announcement comes just two weeks after Selena reportedly had a meltdown at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. According to reports, Selena cursed after experiencing sound issues and stormed off stage, refusing to finish her set.
"She was pissed doing the next song and she said two more songs," an eyewitness told Us Weekly the next day, adding, "[She] didn't do the last one."
Although the cancellation may not be at all tied to Selena's Jingle Ball performance, the "meltdown," as it has been called, may have been a sign that Selena was working a bit too much and getting overwhelmed with doing so.
Hopefully, Selena's time off will allow her the "me time" she is looking for.