Selena Gomez says she 'can't watch' her new, deeply personal documentary 'My Mind & Me'

Singer Selena Gomez during an interview on Monday, December 5, 2022
Singer Selena Gomez during an interview on Monday, December 5, 2022Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images
  • Selena Gomez told Jimmy Fallon that she "can't watch" her new documentary, "My Mind & Me."

  • "I'm not going to lie, I can't watch it. And, to be honest, I was scared to release it," she said.

  • "My Mind & Me" follows Gomez's experiences with mental illness and her bipolar disorder diagnosis.

Selena Gomez told Jimmy Fallon that she "can't watch" her new documentary, "My Mind & Me."

Gomez told Fallon during Monday's episode of "The Tonight Show" that she started to film the deeply personal documentary seven years ago and that filming "went through all the different phases of my life from getting diagnosed and doing all of the things I had to go through."

The documentary, which premiered on Apple TV+ on November 4, features Gomez's experience with mental illness, namely her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which she made public in 2020 via an Instagram Live chat with Miley Cyrus, Vogue reported at the time.

"It's rough," Fallon told Gomez about her experiences and the documentary.

"Yeah, it is," Gomez agreed. "I'm not going to lie, I can't watch it. And, to be honest, I was scared to release it."

"I knew that being honest and completely transparent was what I want to be known for," Gomez continued. "I don't want to be an unattainable thing."

Fallon acknowledged that Gomez recently visited President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House to have a conversation about mental health in America.

While that was "just a conversation," Gomez said, she hopes that "there's more that's going to be happening" and that it was "incredible" to be with a "bunch of young people, discussing mental health and the crisis that we're in."

Speaking about the reason she made "My Mind & Me," Gomez told Fallon she wants "people to know that it's not just you and that they're not alone."

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