Selena underwent kidney transplant due to lupus.
International pop star Selena Gomez revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant via an Instagram post on Thursday, September 14.
Selena, who posted a photo of her in a hospital bed with her donor and a picture of her scar, opened up, “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.”
Saying that she looks forward to sharing her journey, the singer thanked her family and the doctors who took care of her before and after her surgery.
She also expressed a deep gratitude for her donor, Francia Raisa. “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.”
Selena then took this opportunity to invite people to become aware of lupus. “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/.”
Having been diagnosed with lupus in 2015, Selena revealed in an interview with People last year that she experienced depression, anxiety and panic attacks because of it.