Se­lena Gomez gets kid­ney trans­plant to treat lu­pus

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LOS AN­GE­LES (Reuters) – Se­lena Gomez said on Thurs­day that she has had a kid­ney trans­plant to treat the lu­pus that has de­railed her life for more than three years.

In an Instagram post­ing, the 25 year-old singer showed a photo of her­self in the hos­pi­tal ly­ing next to her best friend, ac­tress Fran­cia Raisa, who she said made the “ul­ti­mate gift” of do­nat­ing her kid­ney.

The “Good For You” singer ex­plained in the post that she had been ly­ing low this sum­mer be­cause “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.”

The singer, who has the big­gest fol­low­ing on Instagram with 126 mil­lion fol­low­ers, also posted images of a post-op­er­a­tive scar on her lower ab­domen.

Gomez, who came to fame in Dis­ney Chan­nel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” and dated singer Justin Bieber for sev­eral years, re­vealed in 2015 that she had been di­ag­nosed with the auto-im­mune dis­ease lu­pus and un­der­gone chemo­ther­apy to treat it.

The an­nounce­ment fol­lowed two ca­reer breaks and a can­celed tour. In 2016 she again can­celed part of her tour, say­ing she was suf­fer­ing from anx­i­ety and panic at­tacks caused by lu­pus.



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