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14th September 2017

Selena Gomez reveals she had kidney transplant, Francia Raisa donated (

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa in hospital beds
“Selena Gomez has revealed that she had a kidney transplant over the summer. The singer opened up about the surgery in a touching Instagram post on Thursday, September 14, also revealing that her friend and fellow actress Francia Raisa is the one that donated the organ. ‘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,’ Gomez, 25, captioned a photo of the pair holding hands in their hospital beds. … Raisa, 29, is best known for playing Adrian on the ABC Family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She and Gomez have been longtime friends.”

Anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with Lupus forcing her to cancel the remainder of her Revival world tour this time last year you may recall (Pick of the Month 31st August 2016).

Updated 17th September 2017

Lady Gaga: Selena Gomez is a warrior ( Showbiz).

“Lady Gaga tweeted: ‘Prayers & love to @selenagomez you are a warrior princess. What an inspiration. (sic)’ She’s not the only star to have wished the ‘Fetish’ singer the best in her recovery either, as close pal Demi Lovato and ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas have also commented on the news. Demi said: ‘I think that she is a very strong woman. I’m very happy and proud of her.’ Whilst Nick added: ‘I didn't [know she had gotten the surgery]. I was just as surprised as everyone else when I woke up and saw her Instagram, but wow. That’s just incredible, and the strength she’s shown through all of that is inspiring.’”

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