Selena Gomez reluctantly shares the true story of her broken arm, even though she wishes she had a better excuse for her injury.
“I wish I had a really cool story that I saved someone’s life or something,” the “Lose You To Love Me” singer said during a recent appearance on the Ellen K Morning Show.
“But I was wearing a long dress — it was a sundress — and I was walking from my car to my house and I tripped,” Gomez said.
Ellen K chimed in to tell the singer, “As a mom, I just want to say if you were my daughter, I’d say, ‘Thank God you didn’t break your teeth.'”
“Yeah, that’s what the doctor said,” Gomez replied. “I guess there is a glimmer of hope. But it’s no fun, it’s no fun,” she added, waving her black cast in the air.
Gomez revealed her injury to fans on Instagram earlier this week when she commented on a post about her new single, “Single Soon.”
“I broke my hand and had surgery,” she wrote. “I don’t care if I sell anything. I’m just happy to make music with my friends.
The singer continued her active social media streak by ending speculation that her new single is about her ex, The Weeknd, because of the song’s lyrics.
“Should I do it over the phone? / Should I leave a note in his coat pocket? (Yeah) / Maybe I’ll just fade away / I don’t wanna see a tear / And the weekend’s almost here,” she sings.
But Gomez said the song’s implication about the musician “couldn’t be more wrong.”
The former Disney Channel star previously told Vogue in 2021 that she was considering retiring from music.
“It’s hard to keep making music when people don’t necessarily take you seriously,” she told the publication. “I had times when I was like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this? “Lose You to Love Me” felt like the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people that still wasn’t enough.
She explained, “I think there are a lot of people who appreciate my music, and for that I’m very grateful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it will be different. I want to give it one last try before I retire from music.
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