Selena Gomez recently underwent a kidney transplant and now she has made this announcement public.

According to TMZ, the singer received a kidney from her best friend and she explains that's why she was laying low this past summer.

The pop star said that the transplant was vital to overall health and that it was needed as a result of lupus.

We wish her the best and hope that she is doing well. Here's a photo Selena posted when she made the shocking announcement.


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:

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