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Selena Gomez stuns fans by revealing she has undergone a kidney transplant over the summer

Mirror logo Mirror 14/09/2017 Seamus Duff

Selena Gomez has revealed she underwent a kidney transplant after her battle with lupus © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Selena Gomez has revealed she underwent a kidney transplant after her battle with lupus Selena Gomez has stunned fans by revealing she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer.

The 25-year-old pop star and actress has suffered from lupus - a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system - since 2015.

And the condition led her to undertaking drastic surgery in the summer of 2017.

In an open Instagram update, the star shared an image of herself on a hospital bed following her treatment.

"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,” she began.

"So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.

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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,” she continued.

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,” she wrote.

"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,” she wrote.

She also encouraged fans to learn more about the disease by visiting the Lupus Research Alliance website:

Fans of the Revival singer were stunned to learn their idol had gone under the knife during the summer months.

One congratulated the star and her donor, writing in the Instagram comments: "both of you are very strong women."

Another expressed shock the star was so unwell, with one writing: "What?!?! Couldn't tell she was sick."

Selena uploaded other images showing scars on her body following the operation.

Other fans rushed to congratulate her on her successful operation with many sending well wishes for a fast recovery.


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