Remember earlier this year, when Selena Gomez was releasing new music but not really promoting it at all? Many fans had questions about that --and it turns out, no one would have ever guessed the explanation.
Selena quietly underwent a kidney transplant, apparently necessitated by her battle with lupus.
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/
Gomez's new kidney was donated by friend and actress, Francia Raisa.
"She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me," Selena said. "I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."
What do you think about this revelation?!
hands down all my respect to Selena Gomez, I hope she is doing fucking well now.— ﷼ (@turntsIut) September 14, 2017
protect selena gomez at all costs please god— clara loves thiam (@selmilasgrande) September 14, 2017
@selenagomez Just heard about the operation. I hope it helps improve your health and you recover quickly. Best wishes!— Keith Wilson (@Regrix) September 14, 2017