If you’re as celeb-obsessed as I am, any time one of them is “rushed to the hospital” (as if anyone ever “takes their sweet-ass time” going to the hospital), you suddenly turn into House. Hmm, so yesterday he was on that yacht all day with that actress drinking Champagne ... heat exhaustion! Alcohol poisoning! Mono!
So when Selena Gomez found herself in one of those paper white gowns recently, the medical diagnoses started swirling in my head. Food poisoning? The flu? Bieber Fever? (Sorry, I had to.) Turns out, the culprit was ...
Junk food! “I do eat,” she told a radio host. “The problem is I don’t eat right. I love everything that’s possibly not good for me ... I love M&Ms, Kit Kats, Snickers, and Goobers at the movies.” She added that growing up she was allowed to eat whatever she wanted and that anything ‘healthy’ would get bad stuff like cheese poured all over it.
Now, I’m not gonna say my mom was strict when it came to making sure I got all the proper servings of all the food groups. I ate a lot of grilled cheese. And French fries. And Pillsbury Toaster Strudel. But I also wasn’t doing Letterman, singing in front of thousands, and jetsetting with the Biebs. A growing girl needs her nutrients, but bad eating habits are hard to break.
Selena credited her mom for getting her to eat healthier and “shoving vitamins down my mouth,” but is that enough? Shouldn’t she be telling her young daughter’s manager to maybe schedule one less appearance? Or, heck, even taking an entire day off to re-charge? Get that girl a hearty meal and 8 hours of sleep -- or at least a protein shake and a power nap.
I’ve never heard of someone being hospitalized for od-ing on Goobers. And I know people who function just fine on KFC Double Downs and Big Gulps. But then again, they aren’t working 12-hour days in which they have to be ‘on’ every second. That’s a lot for anyone to handle, especially a young woman with nothing but a chocolate bar and a whole lot of expectations.
Do you think Selena's mom should have kept a better eye on her daughter's health?
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