London: Singer-actress Selena Gomez says showbiz fame can be overwhelming, as she has seen her friends struggle with the spotlight.

The 19-year-old, who is currently dating pop star Justin Bieber, insists it hasn't been so easy for her famous friends, who include Demi Lovato, to cope up with fame, as reported.

"Obviously it's an overwhelming business, especially for those of us who have been in it since we were very young and have grown up with it. But you just have to make sure you have good friends around you and your family there to support you. It's important to have that support system around you to help you cope," Gomez said.

The singer also said she likes to hang with friends who can take her away from her showbiz lifestyle.

"It's nice to have people your own age that are in the business who know what you're going through and who can help you and who understand what it's like. But equally its quite nice to have other friends who aren't in the business and can just take you away from it," Gomez added.

(Agencies)