Selena Gomez Opens Up About Recent Life-Threatening Organ Transplant

The pop star's best friend gave her the ultimate gift of life!

Pop star Selena Gomez is well known for her own solo ventures, as well as being one of the most in-demand EDM vocalists right now… having recently worked with Zedd, Kygo, and Marshmello, to name a few.

While we’ve been eagerly awaiting another song from the hitmaker, she’s been going through a really scary battle with Lupus. After months of laying low, Selena has stepped back into the spotlight to share her story, which exposes her best friend Francia Raisa as a true hero and the donor of her much needed kidney.

Here’s the singer’s official statement via Instagram:

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 on Lupus: www.lupusresearch.org

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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