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Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant this summer because of her Lupus

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Actress/Singer Selena Gomez took to her Instagram on Thursday to open up to fans about what she was up to this summer.

Selena shared a slideshow of pictures of herself in the hospital and showing off a scar, revealing that she underwent surgery earlier this summer to receive a kidney transplant from her close friend (and former Secret Life of the American Teenager star) Francia Raisa because of her Lupus.

“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,” Selena wrote.

“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. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. 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. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/

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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. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. 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. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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Selena first revealed she had Lupus in 2015. According to the Mayo Clinic, Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that happens when: “your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.”

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Selena Gomez to Donate Revival Tour Proceeds to Lupus Research

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Singer/Actress Selena Gomez is set to hit the road this summer on her Revival Tour in support of her latest album Revival, and will reportedly be donating proceeds from the tour towards a good cause.

According to Billboard, Selena has committed to donate the proceeds from each ticket sold to the Alliance for Lupus Research after having cancelled parts of her Stars Dance Tour in 2013 to seek treatment for lupus herself.

Selena has been hard at work rehearsing for the tour, which will kick off this Friday (May 6) in Las Vegas, and continue throughout the remainder of the year with dates across North America, Asia, and Europe. For more information on dates and tickets, be sure to visit SelenaGomez.com!

In case you missed it, Selena also took a 24-hour break from rehearsals on Monday to attend the 2016 Met Gala.

Selena has also been documenting her tour prep on her Instagram page – check out some of her behind-the-scenes pics below:


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