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Read Selena Gomez’s Emotional Speech at the American Music Awards

Singer Selena Gomez accepts Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 20, 2016.
Kevin Winter—Getty Images Singer Selena Gomez accepts Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 20, 2016.

"I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside"

Selena Gomez spoke Sunday at the American Music Awards, using her first public appearance since she took a break from her career to focus on her mental health to deliver an emotional message to critics and fans alike. She won the award for Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock.

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