The singer Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant and the donor was nothing less than her best friend, France Raisa . ” I’m well aware that some of my fans had realized that I was down a lot for the summer and they were asking me why I was not promoting my new music, which I was very proud of, ” wrote the popular artist.
For years Gomez has been known to suffer from lupus , an autoimmune disease that affects several organs and causes chronic fatigue, among other complications. ” I knew I needed to undergo a kidney transplant and I was recovering. It was what I had to do for my health,” said the young woman, who did not specify when the operation was carried out, kept secret until today.
Selena shared with her millions of followers three photographs. In one you can see her lying down and smiling next to her friend France, the donor of the kidney. In the others, the singer shows the wounds that the surgery left her. ” I want to publicly thank my family and the incredible team of doctors, ” she said.
” Finally, there are no words to describe my gratitude for my beautiful friend France Raisa, she gave me the last gift and donation when she donated her kidney to me, I am incredibly blessed, I love you so much, ” she wrote.
Then, Gomez referred to her illness: ” Lupus is still very poorly understood, but progress is being made ,” she said. She asked that people be informed in specialized sites about this rare syndrome.