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Selena Gomez Reportedly Had a Panic Attack Prior to Her American Music Awards Performance

Selena Gomez has been getting dragged online for her performance at the AMAs, which hundreds of fans slammed for being ‘off-key’.

But now a source has told PEOPLE that the singer suffered a panic attack right before hitting the stage and that it seriously impacted her performance.

A source explains this was the first time Selena had performed on stage for a really long time and “Lose You To Love Me” is a raw tune about heartbreak and learning to love yourself, so we can understand why Sel would have been feeling vulnerable.

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Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)

“She definitely had a panic attack. She was nervous. She hasn’t been on stage in two years, and it’s an important song in her career,” the source revealed.

“She really wanted to deliver.”

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Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

The source continued: “It threw her off. She did sound better at rehearsal.”

Even though her performance was slammed online, the source told the mag that our gal still had fun regardless.

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Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

“She had fun afterward with her friends and family and was in good spirits.”

Following her performance, Gomez appeared more at ease and was spotted in the crowd singing along as pal Taylor Swift took to the stage.

She also wrote a message to her supportive fans on Instagram: “Feels good to be back. Thank you to my entire team and to my fans that stand by me. All of this is for you and because of you. excited for this chapter.”

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