9 Celebrities With Lupus

The following stars (and one celebrity dog) have been diagnosed with this autoimmune disease.
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Selena Gomez

In 2014, Selena Gomez took some time out of the spotlight, and tabloids widely reported that she had been in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, she had been undergoing treatment for lupus. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could've had a stroke," she told Billboard in an October 2015 interview. "I wanted so badly to say, 'You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy.'"

Though chemotherapy is best-known as a cancer treatment, it can also be used in rheumatology. The drugs (which are typically given at a lower dose) slow cell reproduction to control inflammation.

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