Selena Gomez’s drinking, partying led to latest breakdown, family insider believes

Selena Gomez’ admitted drinking habit and reckless partying after her risky kidney transplant last year has led to her latest physical and mental breakdown, her family believes, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.

The troubled 26-year-old’s mother Mandy Teefey and other loved ones think the star’s “refusal to live a sober life” caused her low white blood cell count and subsequent hospitalizations, a family insider told Radar.

“Doctors have all told her she needs to stop,” the insider claimed. “Her family says she needs to stay sober, or she could die.”

As Radar previously reported, the singer was spotted downing liquor at a New York City bar in July, just days after ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber got engaged to Hailey Baldwin following a quickie rebound romance.

In a recent interview with Elle, Gomez defended her drinking.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Selena Gomez attends The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Selena Gomez at Coach House Regent Street to celebrate the Selena Grace Bag on December 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/Darren Gerrish/Getty Images for Coach)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Selena Gomez sighting at BBC Radio 1 on December 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 04: Selena Gomez seen out and about in May fair on December 04, 2017 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Eagle Lee / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Selena Gomez visits Kiss FM Studio's on December 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Singer/actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Billboard Women In Music 2017 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa attend Billboard Women In Music 2017 - Arrivals at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Selena Gomez performs 'Wolves' onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Selena Gomez is seen on November 03, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG005/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Selena Gomez arrives at the 3rd Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Selena Gomez (L) and Demi Lovato attend the Third Annual 'InStyle Awards' presented by InStyle at The Getty Center on October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for InStyle)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Selena Gomez is seen in SoHo on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!,Selena Gomez participates in the phone bank during 'One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief' at the Universal Studios Lot on October 14, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Marisa Tomei (Photo by Evans Vestal Ward /NBCUniversal/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Selena Gomez seen on location for Woody Allen's untitled movie at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Selena Gomez seen out in Manhattan on September 27, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Selena Gomez seen on location for Woody Allen's untitled movie in Greenwich Village on September 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer/Actress Selena Gomez is seen on the set of Woody Allen movie on September 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Selena Gomez seen on location for Woody Allen's untitled movie on the Upper East Side on September 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Selena Gomez and Woody Allen seen on location for Woody Allen's untitled movie on September 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Selena Gomez poses during the Coach In-Store Event with Selena Gomez at Coach Boutique on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coach)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Selena Gomez attends Coach Spring 2019 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on September 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Coach)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Selena Gomez and Woody Allen seen on location for his untitled movie on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Selena Gomez attends the 2017 BoF 500 Gala at Public Hotel on September 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend 2017 Harper's Bazaar Icons at The Plaza Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Singer Selena Gomez is seen walking in Soho on September 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Singer Selena Gomez is seen in Greenwich Village on September 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Singer Selena Gomez is seen in the West Village on September 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Selena Gomez is seen on August 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/GC Images)
RADIO DISNEY - Selena Gomez visited the Radio Disney studios to discuss her single 'Bad Liar.' (Paul Hebert/Radio Disney via Getty Images) SELENA GOMEZ
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Selena Gomez seen out in Manhattan on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Selena Gomez visits Music Choice on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Selena Gomez visits 'The Morning Mash Up' for a special 'Celebrity Session' on SiriusXM Hits 1 Channel at SiriusXM Studios on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Selena Gomez seen out Manhattan on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: Selena Gomez out and about on June 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Selena Gomez is seen on June 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Selena Gomez and The Weeknd attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Selena Gomez attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: Selena Gomez is seen on stage during the We Day California 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - APRIL 27: Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at We Day California 2017 at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 30: Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the Premiere of Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' at Paramount Pictures on March 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY: Selena Gomez sits front row at the Coach FW17 Show during Fashion Week at Pier 76 on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Selena Gomez leaves her Hotel on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Selena Gomez is seen in Midtown on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Selena Gomez is seen walking in Midtwn on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Selena Gomez is seen at LAX on November 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Selena Gomez is seen at LAX on February 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19: Selena Gomez is seen on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Selena Gomez seen at the 2016 American Music Awards held on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTOGRAPH BY John Rasimus / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
QUEBEC CITY, QC - JULY 11: Selena Gomez performs at Festival D'ete De Quebec on July 11, 2016 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: Singer Selena Gomez performs at Staples Center on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Singer Selena Gomez performs at Barclays Center on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)
OTTAWA, ON - MAY 22: Selena Gomez performs onstage during her Revival Tour live at the Canadian Tire Centre on May 22, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Selena Gomez arrives at the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Staples Center on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Selena Gomez arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic)
Selena Gomez attends the '2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Selena Gomez attend the Victoria's Secret after party at TAO restaurant on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Selena Gomez attends the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion After Party at TAO Downtown on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
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“As far as my personal life, someone sees me having a glass of wine? I could give two s***s. I’m not trying to hide. That’s my life,” she said.

She has been to rehab at least twice in past years.

Though she often appears stubborn about her choices, a source told Radar in July that the star was shook by close friend Demi Lovato’s near-fatal drug overdose.

“Selena is freaking out about this,” the source said. “She feels like it could have been her.”

According to reports, Gomez has checked into a psychiatric facility on the east coast to cope with her anxiety over her repeated physical health issues.

She has not yet spoken out about the recent hospitalizations.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Demi Lovato attends 2008 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 30: Recording artist Demi Lovato performs onstage at the 2008 Hollywood Holiday Winterfest on November 30, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Demi Lovato arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Twilight' at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters on November 17, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Demi Lovato Arrives For The Disney Channel European Premiere Of Camp Rock At The Royal Festival Hall On The South Bank In Central London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress/singer Demi Lovato arrives at the City of Hope benefit concert at the Gibson Amphitheater on September 14, 2008 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEILL J. SCHUTZER/�2008 RAMEY PHOTO NEW YORK 8/29/08 DEMI LOVATO LEAVING HER HOTEL IN NEW YORK NJSSR (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03: Demi Lovato seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 3, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Singer Demi Lovato arrives at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Demi Lovato attends 2009 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS at NOKIA Theatre LA Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Singer Demi Lovato performs onstage during City of Hope's 2nd Annual Concert For Hope at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Recording artist Demi Lovato arrives for Disney's 2nd Annual Concert For Hope at the Nokia Theatre on October 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Recording artist Demi Lovato spends an hour meeting fans and signing autographs at an AT&T store in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, August 2, 2009. (Photo by Nick Masuda/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 883 -- Pictured: Demi Lovato during a skit on September 3, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Demi Lovato attends the 2010 American Music Awards nomination announcements held at JW Marriott - Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on October 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Demi Lovato arrives at Padres Contra El Cancer's 25th Anniversary Gala Honoring George Lopez & Enrique Alejo at The Hollywood Palladium on September 23, 2010 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
- AUGUST 18: Demi Lovato attends Disney Channel Hosts 'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam' at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on August 18, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by RICHARD KOEK/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Celebrating the release of the movie musical 'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,' which premieres September 3rd on the Disney Channel, Demi Lovato and cast members rock Central Park as part of the GMA Summer Concert Series, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 8/13/10 airing on the ABC Television Network. GM10 (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) DEMI LOVATO
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 10: Demi Lovato performs at the Y 100 Jingle Ball at BankAtlantic Center on December 10, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 10: Singer/actress Demi Lovato arrives at the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on November 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Demi Lovato is seen on October 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Demi Lovato visits Extra at The Grove on October 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 20: Singer/tv personality Demi Lovato attends the season finale of Fox's 'The X Factor' at CBS Television City on December 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: X Factor Judge Demi Lovato attends Fox's 'The X Factor' season finale news conference at CBS Television City on December 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Demi Lovato performs onstage at the 'VH1 Divas' show held at The Shrine Auditorium on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Demi Lovato participates in Y 100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on December 20, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11: Singer Demi Lovato attends The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast Honoring Oprah Winfrey at Beverly Hills Hotel on December 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 22: Demi Lovato performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ�s Jingle Ball 2014 at Amalie Arena on December 22, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Singer Demi Lovato attends 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball on December 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gabriel Grams/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Demi Lovato attends HOT 99.5�s Jingle Ball 2014, Presented by Mattress Warehouse at the Verizon Center on December 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Demi Lovato performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City.
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 19: Demi Lovato attends the 2015 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball at Amalie Arena on December 19, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 18: Demi Lovato attends the 2015 Y100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on December 18, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato attends Billboard's 10th Annual Women In Music at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Recording artist Demi Lovato attends 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Demi Lovato performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Demi Lovato attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Demi Lovato performs onstage at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on December 31, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Fontainebleau Miami Beach)
PASO ROBLES, CA - JULY 22: Demi Lovato performs during the 2018 California Mid-State Fair on July 22, 2018 in Paso Robles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
US singer Demi Lovato performs on stage during the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon, on June 24, 2018. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Red Carpet Arrivals -- 2018 BBMA's at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: Demi Lovato -- (Photo by: Brian Friedman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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