Se­lena's Kid­ney Op

The Independent on Saturday - - NEWS/WORLD -

Ac­tress Se­lena Gomez, right, has re­vealed she re­ceived a kid­ney trans­plant from her best friend in what she de­scribed as the “ul­ti­mate gift and sac­ri­fice”.

The for­mer Disney star, who shot to fame af­ter ap­pear­ing in Han­nah

Mon­tana, told fans she had the op­er­a­tion to treat com­pli­ca­tions caused by lu­pus, an au­toim­mune dis­ease.

The 25-year-old – the most fol­lowed per­son on photo-shar­ing site In­sta­gram with 126 mil­lion fans – re­leased a pic­ture of her­self in hos­pi­tal next to Amer­i­can ac­tress Fran­cia Raisa, 29, left, who do­nated the or­gan.

Gomez wrote: ‘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.

‘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.

‘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 love you so much sis.’– Daily Mail


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