Entertainment Music Selena Gomez's Mom Calls Out Body Shamers After Suffering Double Pneumonia: 'A Miracle I Am Here' After being told she had two days to live during a hospitalization for pneumonia, Selena Gomez's mom Mandy Teefey says she gained 60 lbs. during her recovery By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 20, 2021 12:34 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Selena Gomez and her mom Mandy Teefey. Photo: David Livingston/Getty After sharing a magazine cover with her daughter Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey is calling out body shamers on Instagram. Teefey, 45, explained Friday that she recently gained 60 lbs. during a recent hospitalization with life-threatening double pneumonia less than a month before she appeared with Gomez, 29, and their Wondermind co-founder Daniella Pierson on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine. "I wasn't ever going to discuss this, but I knew when the Entrepreneur cover came out comments on my weight were going to be DM'd to me," Teefey started in the caption. She shared a screenshot of one DM, offering her a weight-loss program for $5,000. It was followed by photos of her in the hospital, one when she was told she had two days to live, another when she was released. Selena Gomez Says She Felt an 'Immense Amount of Pressure' to 'Be a Good Role Model' Growing Up "I just posted a polite offer instead of the name calling," Teefey wrote. "But, I was out of the hospital for maybe 3 1/2 weeks from double pneumonia. I was told I had days to live. I had miracle Drs. and love from my family and friends to keep me going. I fought. The Drs. fought and I was one of the few who made it out." "I gained 60 lbs. plus inflammation from the infection. I never gave up on myself or Wondermind coming to reality. I had zero business to be at a photo shoot. So, yesterday was a beautiful day for many reasons filled with personal attacks. I'm healthy and I will work on myself at my pace. It's a miracle I am here and could careless if that means I'm a 16 instead of an 8. Much love to everyone. Let's Wondermind!!! XO," she added. Wondermind, which launches in 2022, is a media company focused on normalizing mental health. "We wanted to create something outside the box that gets into the dirt of what could really help people," Teefey told Entrepreneur. In the interview, Gomez also detailed similar experiences on social media, which led to her feeling like a "piece of s—" before she decided to shut down her accounts. RELATED VIDEO: Selena Gomez Says She's 'Beyond Proud' of Past Work After Joke About Signing 'Life Away to Disney' "There was a huge release of no longer feeling like I'm in this tiny phone where people are saying the most hateful things," she explained. "Why would I fill up my days with that? I also started to realize this entire world of people was living an unrealistic life. They were perfect and beautiful and happy all the time." The Rare artist also raved about working with her mom on their new project. "Something I've always tried to do in my career is make sure I lend my voice to places where it matters," Gomez said, "and I have to give my mom credit for that because she taught me everything."