Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Selena Gomez Reveals She Had a Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez Reveals She Had a Kidney Transplant

Gomez shared a photo on Instagram showing her and her friend Francia Raisa holding hands in a pair of hospital beds.

There's a reason we haven't heard much out of Selena Gomez this summer: She had a kidney transplant because of complications with lupus.

The actress has always been vocal about her struggles with autoimmune disease Lupus, which was behind the need for the transplant. And finally, there aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my handsome friend Francia Raisa. "As for her friend Francia Rosa, Selena is eternally grateful, saying she couldn't find the words to express her love and appreciation of the 'incredible gift and sacrifice" made by her.

"I am incredibly blessed", she added.

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Not only does Francia share a birthday message to Selena every year, but in July 2016, she got very personal with her post, writing, "I went through heartbreak this year and you left the studio and drove out of your way to come see me and comfort me". Selena's health has been up and down - but mostly down, since she was diagnosed in 2015 with the autoimmune disease Lupus.

In the caption she explains that earlier this year she underwent a kidney transplant. The disease causes fibrous tissue and inflammation of internal organs, skin rashes and joint pain.

Her fans, of course, were extremely supportive.

Selena Gomez has been keeping a pretty low profile as of late, despite the fact that she's been on a tear, releasing some of the best music of her career.

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Then, she gave a special shoutout to her best friend who gave the pop singer a new kidney.

In an Instagram post that Raisa put up on Gomez's birthday a year ago, she said that she is incredibly grateful for the friendship they have built since then.

Thanking her fans for their well wishes, Gomez pointed them towards the Lupus Research Alliance website for more information.

Fans of the Good For You songstress were stunned to learn their idol had gone under the knife during the summer, and rushed to comment.

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"She just tells me it's a whole different world, and it really is", Raisa said.

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