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Lionel Messi donates his signed Argentina jersey to Selena Gomez’s fund, here's why

What happens when the second-most-followed Instagrammer supports the third-most-followed Instagrammer in the world? It surely generates buzz on the internet.

Lionel Messi donates his signed Argentina jersey to Selena Gomez’s fund, here's why

Lionel Messi donates his signed Argentina jersey to Selena Gomez’s fund.

Last Updated: 03.45 AM, Oct 02, 2023


World famous footballer Lionel Messi has recently come out in support of a social cause. As per multiple reports that have surfaced online, the 36-year-old footballer has donated his signed Argentina jersey to American singing sensation Selena Gomez’s fund which aims to tackle mental health problems globally.

What’s the latest update on the news?

As per a press statement, “By donating his signed jersey, Messi not only supports the cause but also uses his influence to raise awareness about mental health. With his immense popularity and global following, Messi's contribution is likely to inspire others to get involved and make a difference in the lives of young people struggling with mental health issues.”

Lionel Messi and Selena Gomez are yet to respond officially to the development on their respective Instagram handles.

Meanwhile, a video has surfaced on Selena Gomez’s fan page at the moment. In the video, Selena was asked by shutterbugs to leave a message for Messi. Replying to paps, Selena said, “Yes, I love you.”

About Selena Gomez’s mental health journey

American singer-songwriter Selena Gomez has been candid about her battles with anxiety and depression. Commencing therapy in her early twenties and spending time in treatment facilities, she acknowledged the challenges. Upon reaching 100 million Instagram followers, Gomez admitted publicly to "sort of freaking out" and subsequently took several extended breaks from social media, citing negative comments as a contributing factor.

Additionally, she established the Rare Impact Fund, allocating a portion of beauty sales toward their objective of raising $100 million by 2030. The funds aim to enhance mental health services and education for young people globally.

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me is a 2022 American documentary film featuring singer and actress Selena Gomez, covering a six-year span of her career. The documentary delves into her challenges with physical and mental well-being following her diagnosis of lupus and bipolar disorder. Directed by Alek Keshishian, the film was produced by Lighthouse Media & Management and Interscope Films. It premiered on Apple TV+ and in select theaters on November 4, 2022.

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