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IN­TER­NA­TIONAL pop star Selena Gomez ad­mit­ted via an In­sta­gram post on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14 that she un­der­went a kid­ney trans­plant.

Selena, who posted a photo of her in a hos­pi­tal bed with her donor and a pic­ture of her scar, shared that she felt the need for her fans to know the truth.

“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,” read her IG post.

Say­ing that she looks for­ward to shar­ing her jour­ney, the singer thanked her fam­ily and the doc­tors who took care of her be­fore and af­ter her surgery.

She also ex­pressed a deep grat­i­tude for her donor, Fran­cia Raisa.

“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,” she said.

Selena then took this op­por­tu­nity to in­vite peo­ple to be­come aware of lu­pus.

“Lu­pus con­tin­ues to be very mis­un­der­stood but progress is be­ing made. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing Lu­pus please go to the Lu­pus Re­search Al­liance web­site:­pus­re­search. org/,” she shared.

Hav­ing been di­ag­nosed with lu­pus in 2015, Selena re­vealed in an in­ter­view with Peo­ple last year that she ex­pe­ri­enced de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety and panic at­tacks be­cause of it.

Photo grabbed from Selena Gomez’s In­sta­gram

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