Selena Gomez says she dealt with ‘a bit of depression’ amid the onset of coronavirus pandemic and shutdown.

The 28-year-old singer spoke on Instagram Live with Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as Surgeon General from 2014 until 2017, on the Instagram page for her new Sephora makeup line Rare Beauty, to mark World Mental Health Day on Saturday.

‘In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with it that well. I kind of went into a bit of a depression,’ the entertainer said. ‘My job is a lot of travel, connecting with people, making people happy, and that makes me happy, so it has been a struggle.’

The pop star said that things have gradually improved as she’s focused on her work and had a strong support network intact.

‘I went into a place where I was writing and being active; it forced me to have that time,’ she said. ‘I’ve been able to spend time with those quality people a lot more than I ever have, and I’m spending a lot more time with my family.’

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