A real friend indeed
Instagram’s most followed celebrity announced on the social media platform on Thursday she had undergone a kidney transplant.
Pop star Selena Gomez revealed she underwent the transplant in a post that shows her in hospital beside her friend, actress Francia Raisa, who donated the organ.
‘‘There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend,’’ she said of Raisa.
In the post the singer said that fans had been wondering why she had been ‘‘laying low’’ during the American summer.
‘‘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 said.
The singer also shared images of a post-operative scar on her lower abdomen.
The post has gained more than 7 million likes since it went up on Thursday.