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Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant with Help of BFF Francia Raisa

A friend in need is a friend, indeed! Selena Gomez has been pretty open about her struggles with lupus and depression, but now she opened up about another challenge she recently faced. And, boy, was this one a doozy. It turns out she needed a new kidney, and her best friend was there to step up.

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Talk about a good friend!

Gomez revealed the news via an Instagram post.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

She added that she was anxious to begin sharing her life with her fans once more. “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,” she wrote. “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.”

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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So who was the friend who gave her a kidney? None other than actress Francia Raisa, best known for her role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

“And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” Selena Gomez continued. “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.”

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Here’s hoping they both have speedy recoveries from surgery!

BandRumors Staff

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