Selena Gomez opens up about depression, fame

  • 17/03/2017
Selena Gomez opens up about depression, fame struggles
Selena Gomez (AAP)

Selena Gomez has opened up about her struggles with depression, wanting to be forgotten and the stress of running Instagram's most popular account.

The 'Come & Get It' hitmaker features on the cover of US Vogue's April issue and gives a lengthy intimate, interview inside

Gomez became the biggest Instagram star on the planet last year and currently has 113 million followers - something she's not overly happy with.

"As soon as I became the most followed person on Instagram, I sort of freaked out," she says.

"It's what I woke up to and went to sleep to. I was an addict, and it felt like I was seeing things I didn't want to see, like it was putting things in my head that I didn't want to care about. I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram."

Gomez, 24, also told the magazine she can't wait for people to forget about her and has developed a somewhat reclusive life in California.

She cancelled several tour dates in 2016 to enter a treatment facility, giving an emotional explanation to fans at the time.

"Tours are a really lonely place for me. My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage," says Gomez.

"Basically I felt I wasn't good enough, wasn't capable. I felt I wasn't giving my fans anything, and they could see it - which, I think, was a complete distortion."

Gomez has shared three photos from the Vogue feature on her Instagram account.