Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez revealed the reason she was MIA for part of the summer was because she had to undergo a kidney transplant.

In a lengthy post on Instagram, the Fetish hitmaker opened up about her health condition saying she found out she needed the kidney transplant due to her Lupus.

Alongside three images on Selena’s transplant journey, the 25-year-old thanks her family and team of doctors for looking after her before and after the surgery.

Selena also revealed that her kidney donor was one of her best friends and thanked her for giving her the “ultimate gift and sacrifice.”

“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

 

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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