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Selena Gomez Confirms Recent Kidney Transplant; Francia Raisa Was Donor

Selena Gomez shared the news in a candid post on Instagram.

Francia Raisa & Selena Gomez | via @selenagomez

In a Thursday morning Instagram post, superstar Selena Gomez revealed why she was “laying low” and not promoting her music this summer.

She recently underwent a kidney transplant.

Gomez’ Instagram post includes a photo of her recent time in the hospital. It also includes a caption explaining the situation.

“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,” wrote Gomez in the caption. “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.”

Gomez notes that she will be sharing her “journey through these past several months” with her fans.

In addition to credited her medical team for the successful surgery, Gomez thanked actress Francia Raisa for donating the kidney.

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

The full post is embedded below.

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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Written by Charles Suchs

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