December 20th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
Selena Gomez needs a moment - in fact, make that several.
In a statement on Friday, the 21-year-old singer/actress said that she's canceling upcoming concert dates in Australia in order to take some personal time.
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be," Gomez said.
The singer's been on her "Stars Dance" trek since August, and announced her intent to take the tour to Australia in November. The five-date stretch included stops in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Those who purchased tickets to those performances will be refunded at their point of purchase.
"To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me," Gomez added in her statement.
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