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Selena Gomez Wasn't Punched in the Face: Is it a Cold Sore? (PHOTOS)

Selena Gomez Lip

Let’s clear this up, Selena Gomez was not punched in the face by a rabid Justin Bieber fan, although many of them would undoubtedly like to take a swing at the woman who stole their man.  This rumor was started because it appeared that Selena was hiding something on her lip, conclusions were made that she had was from kind of cat fight. But after looking at the photos closely, this does not appear to be a fat lip. This, my friends, looks your run of the mill cold sore. Now, we should mention something about cold sores…

Herpes Simplex (what causes cold sores) is extremely common. Studies say that a shocking 50% to 80% of the adult population of the United States has the virus. And most people contract it when they are just children, but the virus can stay dormant for a long time. So with it being so common, it’s actually surprising that we don’t see more celebrities out and about with the occasional cold sore. Especially since they lead such high stress lives (and stress can be a trigger).

In Selena Gomez’s case, she has been in the spotlight lately since her and Justin Bieber are being open about their relationship. But one thing many a Bieber fan is probably very concerned about? Did he kiss her during it’s contagious stage? But now him flipping off the photographers makes a lot more sense, he was just protecting his lady.

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