Selena Gomez recently shared an intimate and private part of her life on Instagram. The “Fetish” singer posted a photo that explained to her fans why she wasn’t present in the spotlight over the Summer. Selena underwent a kidney transplant earlier in the year and revealed that the donor was close friend and Secret Life of The American Teenager actress, Francia Raisa.
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
“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” – in the post Selena shares multiple photos from pre and post-surgery.
Back in October 2015, Selena revealed that she was diagnosed with Lupus and was undergoing therapy for the disease. In August of 2016, she took a break from her career after suffering from anxiety and depression.
Since then, Selena has become an advocate for Lupus. As said in the post, she mentions that she wants to continue to share her struggles with Lupus because it is something that many people have a difficulty with understanding.
It is clear that she took the time out of the spotlight to preserve her own health and maintain the happiness that she radiates today.
Stay strong Selena, we love you ❤️
Selena Gomez & Francia Raisa