Celebrity News: The operation was kept secret until today. It is because of the chronic disease that suffers
The singer Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant and the donor was nothing less than her best friend, France Raisa. ” 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” wrote the popular artist.
For years Gomez has been known to suffer from lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects several organs and causes chronic fatigue, among other complications. “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” said the young woman, who did not specify when the operation was carried out, kept secret until today.
Selena shared with her millions of followers three photographs. In one, you can see her lying down and smiling next to her friend France, the donor of the kidney. In the others, the singer shows the wounds that the surgery left her “I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery” she said.
” 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” she wrote.
Then, Gomez referred to her illness: “Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made” she said. She asked that people be informed in specialized sites about this rare syndrome.