Selena Gomez just revealed via Instagram that she underwent a kidney transplant surgery this summer. This was the reason why, she explained in a long write-up, for the lack of promotion of her latest singles ("Bad Liar", “Fetish). The kidney transplant was the result of a complication with Selena’s battle against Lupus. One of her closest friends was the donor of the kidney she needed. Selena called this “the ultimate gift and sacrifice”.
"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/"
See below a photograph uploaded by Selena where she shows the scar that the surgery left on her body:
For Selena to have shared this story with us at this time it must meant that she’s healing well and that the transplant has proved to be a complete success – meaning there was no rejection of the donated kidney.
We from Direct Lyrics send lots of hugs towards Selena. We hope to see her fully recovered soon and back on a stage killing it as always!