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Selena Gomez receives kidney transplant from actress Francia Raisa

American actress and singer Selena Gomez has recently received a kidney transplant from sister cum friend Francia Raisa.


  |  Updated On : September 15, 2017 08:09 AM
Selena Gomez receives kidney transplant from actress Francia Raisa (Selena Gomez Instagram)

Selena Gomez receives kidney transplant from actress Francia Raisa (Selena Gomez Instagram)

Los Angeles :  

American actress and singer Selena Gomez has recently received a kidney transplant from sister cum friend Francia Raisa.

The 25-year-old musician, who suffers with Lupus, took to Instagram where she said she had to go through the procedure for her overall health.

"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 Lupusand was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my over all health," Gomez wrote.

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

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:07am PDT

The 'Hands To Myself' hit maker further thanked the team of doctors and her friend Francia Raisa for donating her kidney to Gomez.

"She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so muchsis," she added, alongside a picture of her in hospital roomside-by-side with Raisa.

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The singer went to call on people to spread awareness about Lupus. Gomez also said she would soon talk about her journey through these past several months in the run-up to her surgery. She was diagnosed with the auto immune disease in October 2015. 

First Published: Friday, September 15, 2017 07:45 AM


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