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Selena Gomez's BFF Gave Her A Kidney

Selena Gomez is opening up about her health issues.

The 25-year-old singer and actress took to Instagram to share the news that she got a kidney transplant over the summer. The donor was her close friend Francia Raisa. 

She wrote to fans, “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.” 


Selena went on to explain that she needed time to let her body recover from the transplant and that her kidney issues stem from having Lupus, which she has been vocal about in the past. 

We are wishing Selena a speedy recovering!

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

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