Selena Gomez Just Revealed She Had a Kidney Transplant This Year
Selena Gomez has always remained vocal about her ongoing health issues, revealing in 2015 that she was undergoing chemotherapy for lupus—a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.
Over the past couple of years, Gomez has taken periodic breaks from the limelight to cope with her illness and side effects. Tonight, Gomez took to Instagram to reveal she had a kidney transplant earlier this year, explaining to her fans the reason why she's been "laying low". Gomez also revealed in the post, that friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney.
Keep scrolling to see the post and Gomez's own words.
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/
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