Selena Gomez Opens Up About Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez Opens Up About Kidney Transplant
Laura Bracken
Laura Bracken

14 Sep 2017

Selena Gomez has opened up about a recent kidney transplant that she has undergone. 

In a post to her Instagram page, Selena explains why she wasn't heavily promoting new music and why she was 'laying low.'

Selena revealed that her friend Francia Raisa donated a kidney to her. 

Selena begins '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.'

Last year, Selena had to cancel the remainder of her Revival tour due to suffering from lupus. 

 

 

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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