The Pop star has revealed why she was not promoting her latest single all summer. Selena Gomez Kidney transplant comes as a shock to many.
Selena Gomez has generally stayed out of the spotlight this Summer, and she’s now explaining why. The singer/actress revealed that she recently had a kidney transplant due to her lupus and had to take some time off to recover.
She posted a photo of herself and friend, Actress, Francia Raisa, who donated one of her Kidneys. She revealed that she’d be sharing bits of her journey and thanked her family and doctors for being there. Here’s the full post below;
“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. 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, 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”
Since revealing her lupus diagnosis back in October 2015, Selena has been very open and honest about her struggle with the chronic autoimmune disease.
In August 2016, she cancelled her Revival tour and checked into a rehab facility to deal with “anxiety, panic attacks, and depression,” which are side effects of lupus.