Selena Gomez's break from the spotlight came to an end on Nov. 20, when she accepted the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist -- but she definitely made sure to address her personal struggles in front of millions.
"In 2014, this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically 100 percent honest with you," she started her speech, referencing her heart-wrenching AMAs performance of "The Heart Wants What It Wants."
"I think it's safe to say that a lot of you know a lot of my life whether I liked it or not and I had to stop. Because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken. And I kept it together and I swore I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down." Gomez continued, "I'm not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore."