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Selena Gomez Undergoes A Kidney Transplant And It’s None Other Than Her Best Friend To Donate Her A Kidney

We all have our own set of best friends. But how far can you go to prove your friendship? What can you do to save your best friend? Selena Gomez and her best friend Francia Raisa are setting some major squad-goals.

On Thursday, singer-actress Selena Gomez said that she underwent a kidney transplant to treat the lupus that has caused much pain and troubles in her life for more than three years.

In an Instagram posting, the twenty five year-old Selena showed a photograph of herself within the hospital lying next to her best friend, actress Francia Raisa, who she said created the “ultimate gift” of donating her kidney.

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The “Good For You” singer explained within the post that she had been lying low this summer as a result of “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 largest following on Instagram with 126 million followers, additionally denoted pictures of a post-operative scar on her lower abdomen.


Gomez, who came to fame in filmmaker Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” and dated singer Justin Bieber for many years, unconcealed in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with the auto-immune illness lupus and undergone chemotherapy to treat it. The announcement followed 2 career breaks and an off tour. In 2016 she once more cancelled a part of her tour, saying she was littered with anxiety and panic attacks caused by lupus.

The explanation for lupus isn’t clear and symptoms can include swollen joints, fatigue, rashes and fever. “Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made”, Gomez said in Thursday’s Instagram post

She thanked Raisa, best known for TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, for donating the kidney. “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend”, she said. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis”.

And here, my best friend does not even share her food with me. Selena, you’re worth every sacrifice. Get well soon, you beauty! We love you.

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Shweta Shah
Writer (almost) Logical by mind. Illogical by heart. A feeling that describes me: HIRAETH!

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