Selena Gomez Reveals Kidney Transplant in Emotional Instagram Post

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Selena Gomez previously revealed her Lupus diagnosis in 2015, and last year she took some time off after reports of struggling with the disease as well as anxiety and depression.

While it seemed that the singer was back in good health, Gomez revealed today that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF and fellow actress, Francia Raisa, best known for her role as Adrian Lee on the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Published on her official Instagram account, the two are seen holding hands across their hospital beds.

“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,” Gomez wrote in the caption. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.”

Gomez expressed that she’s looking forward to sharing more with her fans about her transplant journey, but in the meantime she wanted to thank Raisa and her health team.

“She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me,” Gomez said. “I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

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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To learn about the Lupus America Household Goods Donation Program, a charitable fundraising program to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America’s research, education and support services, follow here.

Now, check out Selena Gomez’s most recent and seductive “Fetish” video featuring Gucci Mane.

-Via Highsnobiety