Selena Gomez on Kidney Transplant: 'Progress Is Being Made'

Selena Gomez on Kidney Transplant: 'Progress Is Being Made'

Selena Gomez revealed that she spent the summer recovering from a kidney transplant in a post on her Instagram. Gomez needed the transplant due to her lupus diagnosis, which she announced in 2015.

“It was what I needed to do for my overall health,” Gomez said. “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.”

The post featured a picture of Gomez and donor, Francia Raisa, holding hands and smiling in hospital beds. Raisa, a longtime friend of Gomez’s, is a 29-year-old actress best known for the ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

“She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me,” Gomez wrote of Raisa. “I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made.”

Despite the invasive surgery and recovery, Gomez released new singles this summer, “Bad Liar” and “Fetish.”

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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Published at Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:49:20 +0000