WATCH: SELENA GOMEZ Gives Emotional AMAs Speech!

Selena Gomez is back!

The most anticipated celebrity in the 2016 American Music Awards surprised everyone when she made her first public appearance since her hiatus, stepping into the red carpet of the annual awards ceremony! 

Selena arrived in a simple yet stunning red gown with her hair low pony tailed, looking happy and well rested. 

The Revival singer took home the Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, saying "In 2014, this stage was the first time I was authentically 100 percent honest with all of you. I think it's safe to say that most of you know a lot of my life, whether I liked it or not."

She then continued with her powerful speech, addressing her health struggles, "And I had to stop. Cause I had everything. And I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down. I don't want to see your bodies on Instagram, I want to see what's in here (heart), I'm not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore. "

Selena also thanked her fans for being "so damn loyal and I don't know what I did to deserve you" and reminded those who are having their own hard time to fight, "But if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken."

The singer took some time off back in August because of "anxiety, panic attacks and depression" but rumors on her attending the AMAs started after show producer Larry Klein hinted on E! News that the Kill Em With Kindness singer will be there. 

Everyone welcomed Selena with open arms including many celebrities who showered her with love and support. See some of their posts! 

Taylor's Instagram story celebrating her BFF Selena Gomez's win at the #AMAs! Congrats @selenagomez!

— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) November 21, 2016

Her makeup artist, Hung Vanngo shared her photo before she even made her appearance, "Reunited with this amazing lady today for the #AMAs." 

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