Selena Gomez Just Revealed She Had a Kidney Transplant This Year

Amanda Stavropoulos

Selena Gomez has always remained vocal about her ongoing health issues, revealing in 2015 that she was undergoing chemotherapy for lupusa 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.

You can help make a difference by donating to Lupus NSW.

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