Last night’s American Music Awards were full of amazing performances, A-list celebs, and fashion most of us can only dream of. While it was a night of glitz, glamour and smiles, Selena Gomez basically stole the show and hearts everywhere with her emotional acceptance speech.
Taking the stage after winning favorite female pop/rock artist, she opened up about her absence from the spotlight. Her recent battle with Lupus and the depression that followed sent Selena into seclusion to rest, recuperate and fix what she felt had been broken from living so long in the public eye. Sharing insight to her inner turmoil in a poignant address to the audience and her fans, she said in part:
“I think it’s safe to say that a lot of you know a lot of my life whether I liked it or not and I had to stop. Because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken. And I kept it together and I swore I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.” she said. “I’m not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore. If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken.”
Now, as she slowly makes her way back into the public eye, she’s got support from other music heavy hitters like, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello.
Check out Selena’s full speech below!4