Selena Gomez’s mom, Mandy Teefey, survived a near-fatal case of double pneumonia thanks to “miracle” doctors.
“I had miracle Drs [sic] and love from my family and friends to keep me going,” she added. “I fought. The Drs [sic] fought and I was one of the few who made it out.”
Teefey shared the details of her health scare after being bombarded with “personal attacks” regarding her physical appearance in a photo shoot for Entrepreneur magazine that was released on Nov. 18.
“I gained 60lbs plus inflammation from the infection,” she revealed, adding, “I had zero business to be at a photo shoot.”
Teefey also explained that she had only been out of the hospital for just over two weeks at the time of the shoot, in which she wore a leather skirt and black turtleneck top.
Despite having just survived a life-threatening illness, Teefey appeared vibrant and happy in a behind the scenes video from the photo shoot that she shared to Instagram.
Teefey let her supporters know that despite the ongoing comments about her weight gain, she is just grateful to be alive.
“I’m healthy and I will work on myself at my pace,” she said. “It’s a miracle I am here and could careless if that means I’m a 16 instead of an 8.”
Teefey and Gomez’s appearance on the cover of Entrepreneur was to promote their upcoming “Wondermind,” a “mental fitness ecosystem” created by the mother-daughter duo and The Newsette founder, Daniella Pierson.
Gomez, 29, has yet to publicly comment on her mother’s near-fatal illness.