2016 American Music Awards – The Winners List – The Gossip Girls
Selena Gomez stole the show at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (November 20) by delivering a passionate speech to her fans as she accepted the Female Pop/Rock Artist trophy.
The pop star was not expected to attend the ceremony in Los Angeles and so her arrival on the red carpet was a shock to many, marking her first public appearance since she abandoned her world tour this summer and reportedly checked into rehab to focus on her struggle with autoimmune disorder lupus.
Wearing a stunning red gown and looking tanned, happy and healthy, the Come & Get It singer hit the stage during the prize-giving to collect the award and held back tears as she addressed her fans.
As the Microsoft Theater audience fell silent, Selena said, “In 2014 this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically, 100 per cent honest with all of you. I think it’s safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life, whether I like it or not.”
Gomez cut short a 2014 tour of Australia and checked in to the Dawn at The Meadows facility in Arizona to receive professional care and undergo chemotherapy. In August 2016, she announced she was taking an indefinite break from her world tour in order to focus on getting well again.
“I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside,” she added during her speech. “I kept it all together enough to where I’d never let you (fans) down, but I kept it too much together, to where I let myself down.
“All I can say from the bottom of my heart is I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every