Following her revelation about her lupus diagnosis, Selena Gomez spilled more details about her condition on the Ellen DeGeneres show on Friday, Oct. 9.

Gomez told DeGeneres that she had kept her health condition a secret for three years until the big revelation to Billboard magazine. She earlier disclosed that she also underwent chemotherapy.

“I think it was just very complicated because I didn't understand and then that was something that I did want to keep private until my whole life suddenly wasn't private… So, it was my moment. I'm really honestly able to relate to people and I get it,” she said.

The former Disney star said she had to take a break from the music industry when she learned about her disease. Gomez said she checked into a rehab facility, called The Meadows, in Arizona to undergo treatment sometime between 2013 and 2014.

Gomez explained that lupus is an autoimmune disease, which will stay with her for the rest of her life.

“It's kind of one of those situations. You just have to take care of yourself," she said.

According to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus can damage any part of the body, like the skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body. People diagnosed with lupus undergo chemotherapy, the same treatment given to cancer patients. Lupus, however, is not contagious or related to cancer and Human Immune Deficiency, or HIV.

Recently, Gomez appeared on the cover of Flare magazine where she talked about her newly gained confidence in life and her career. She also opened up about her body shamers and talked about the release of her new album, “Revival.”

The 23-year-old singer said her new solo album mirrors the changes in her life. “Revival” was released on Oct. 9 and included her singles “Same Old Love,” “Good For You” and “ME & The Rhythm.”

Gomez also announced on Oct. 7 via Instagram that she will be going on a world tour for her “Revival” album.

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