A real friend in­deed

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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.

Pic­ture: Selena Gomez

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