Selena Gomez fans are freaking on this week, as the singer announced via social media that the reason for her absence over the summer was due to a kidney transplant that she was forced to have due her battling Lupus.
Selena Gomez announced via Instagram on Thursday, that she heard the rumblings and rumors about why she was M.I.A. this summer, and revealed that she had a very good reason to be “laying low.”
“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,” she said. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was 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
Gomez received a donor kidney from her close friend, actress Francia Raisa, best known for her role on the former television series, “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager,” whom she credits for giving her the “gift of life.”
“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.”
Selena Gomez first revealed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus back in 2014 when she spoke publicly about the disease and the impact it was having on her life. Months later, the singer/actress took a leave of absence from the limelight to deal with the issues Lupus was creating in her life, and thanked her fans for their love and support during the tough time.
Currently, Selena Gomez is killing the game with new music, and with her relationship with singer The Weeknd. The pair are one of the hottest couples in Hollywood, and fans are happy that Selena got the treatment she needed to live a more full and healthy life.
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