Selena Gomez has been very open about her battle with Lupus and now she revealed a complication she had to endure because of it. Over the Summer, she needed to get a kidney transplant and her friend Francia Raisa, who starred in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, gave the singer one of hers. Gomez shared a message about the life-saving operation and gratitude on Instagram.
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/
Hopefully the transplant will ease some of her Lupus symptoms.
She is not the only young actor to receive a kidney, Sarah Hyland got a kidney from her father back in 2012. Tracy Morgan and George Lopez also went through the same organ transplant before both actresses. As did the late Gary Coleman.
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