Selena Gomez on battle with depression: It's something I will 'face for the rest of my life'

Selena Gomez is the first to admit she had a hard 2017. 

In addition to dealing with her ongoing battle with anxiety and depression, Gomez received a kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raisa as part of her treatment for lupus.

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The singer told Harper's Bazaar that 2018 will be a better year.

"I'm going to say [it will] because I believe that for myself. And anyone who knows me knows I will always start with my health and my well-being," Gomez told the magazine.

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The 25-year-old said she has "had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety" which is something she has "been very vocal about."

"But it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome," she admitted. "There won’t be a day when I’m like, 'Here I am in a pretty dress— I won!' I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else."

The former child star said she her priority for 2018 is to "make sure I’m healthy."

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"If that’s good, everything else will fall into place," she said.

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