Last week, Selena Gomez got tongues wagging when she gave her fans a tease of her upcoming single, 'Bad Liar', with a sequence of cryptic Instagram posts about her new music.
At the time, it led many of us to speculate the single might feature on the soundtrack of season two of her Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why – on which she serves as executive producer – as several of the characters from accuse protagonist, Hannah Baker, of being a 'bad liar' throughout the show, following her suicide.
And it appears the 24-year-old isn't holding back when it comes to silencing those rumours, if her latest Instagram post is anything to go by.
Yesterday, the singer – who cancelled her tour last year to enter rehab due to depression and anxiety – uploaded a picture to Instagram in which she can be seen wearing bandages on her wrist and a yellow hospital bracelet with a message that reads 'risk' on it, suggesting her character in the video may have attempted suicide.
Hours later, the Texas-born star – who is currently dating Canadian singer, The Weeknd – posted an Instagram video of a fuzzy screen on an old VHS television player, with what sounds like a clip from the song playing over the top.
The singer's highlighting of mental illness and suicide comes two months after she wore bright blue nail varnish to the Los Angeles premiere of 13 Reasons Why along with several of the show's stars including actresses Michelle Ang and Amy Hargreaves.
Viewers of the programme will recall the show's character, Hannah Baker, (who ultimately takes her own life by cutting her wrists) number her cassette (tapes on which she explains why she committed suicide) with blue nail varnish.
Also, the colour blue has long been associated with feelings of sadness and depression, with many people commonly referring to their emotions as 'having the blues'.
We're glad to see Selena is using her art and music to raise awareness of mental illness and the need to talk out about our emotions.