Selena Gomez Reveals Kidney Transplant, and Her Best Friend Was The Donor

After releasing new music this summer, the pop star Selena Gomez did something nobody expected. She disappeared. Many fans were confused about the Fetish singer’s decision to step away without explanation, as she has been open about struggles with her health in the past. Now we know more about the severity of her situation. In an emotional Instagram post, Gomez revealed she received a kidney transplant over the summer from a friend, The Secret Life of the American Teenager actress Francia Raisa, due to her ongoing battle with lupus. “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,” Gomez wrote alongside a series of photos, one of which shows the singer and the actress in hospital beds while another shows Gomez’s scar. “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.