Selena Gomez's Health Struggle: Hands Shake From Lupus Medication

Fatima Araos
Closeup of Selena Gomez
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Selena Gomez’s health issues are being discussed after she posted her beauty routine on TikTok recently.

The 30-year-old singer and makeup mogul shared a clip earlier this month showing her glam process as she prepped for an event. However, what was intended to be a simple get-ready-with-me video turned into a scrutiny of her health.

Her Routine Included Applying Micellar Water To Remove Makeup

Selena Gomez in pink turtleneck
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In the TikTok clip, Gomez walked fans through her beauty routine, which included applying micellar water to remove her makeup.

Her Hands Appeared To Shake Slightly

Selena Gomez demonstrating beauty routine on TikTok
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As she squeezed the product into a sponge, her hands appeared to shake very slightly, prompting some fans to express concern about her health. While some of them were genuinely worried, others weren’t so sincere and even mocked her openly.

She Reminded Fans Of Her Lupus Diagnosis

Selena Gomez posing in a purple gown
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In answer to the comments, the Only Murders in the Building star had to remind followers of her lupus diagnosis. She explained that the shaking was a side effect of her treatment.

'I Shake Because Of My Medication For Lupus'

Closeup of Selena Gomez
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Gomez wrote in the comments section of a fellow TikTok user who posted a clip about the shaking incident, “Lol I shake because of my medication for lupus. Also read my disclaimer. I ain't no pro [laughing face emoji].”

She Was Diagnosed In 2014

Selena Gomez performing onstage
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The Lose You to Love Me singer was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, back in 2014. The condition can cause pain and inflammation in different parts of the body, among other symptoms.

She Had A Kidney Transplant in 2017

Selena and her friend/kidney donor.

In 2017, she had to have a kidney transplant as a result of her autoimmune condition. Her longtime friend, Francia Raisa, was her donor.

She Talked About Her Disease in 'My Mind & Me'

The actress released a documentary last year titled Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me. In one scene, she talked about her lupus flaring up again.

“I haven't felt it since I was younger,” she said. “In the morning when I wake up, I immediately start crying because it just hurts, like, everything.”

She Was Also Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

Aside from lupus, Gomez has also battled with mental health issues, which she discussed in her docu as well.

She's Keeping Busy With Work

'Only Murders in the Building' cast

She has been able to manage her conditions through proper treatment, though, and is keeping busy with work. She’s currently filming the third season of Only Murders in the Building.