Hollywood, CA: Singer and actress Selena Gomez announces she got a kidney transplant for Lupus.
ZachNews learned that 25 year old Selena Gomez has revealed publicly on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 that she recently underwent a kidney transplant because of her battle with the autoimmune disease Lupus.
Selena Gomez’ publicist confirmed the information as well as the picture posted to her Instagram page showing Selena Gomez lying in a hospital bed next to her longtime friend, actress, and donor, 29 year old Francia Raisa.
Francia Raisa, who is best known for her roll as Adrian Lee on the ABC Family show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, also starred in the television shows such “The Mindy Project” as Katie and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as Erin Vickler as well as starred in the movies “Bring It On: All or Nothing” and “Fired Up!”
Selena Gomez wrote on her Instagram page, “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: http://www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith“.
Selena Gomez announced she had Lupus in 2015 and has been public about her battle with Lupus as well as her needed a transplant.
According to the Lupus Research Alliance, Lupus is one of many disorders of the immune system known as autoimmune diseases. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system turns against parts of the body it is designed to protect.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, There are two types of lupus. One form, discoid lupus, only affects the skin. Systemic lupus erythematosus, however, harms the skin, joints, kidneys and brain and may be fatal.
According to NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres, Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can, among other things, affect the kidneys. If it causes the immune system to attack the kidneys enough they can fail, requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. Systemic lupus causes the body’s autoimmune cells — the defense system which usually protects against disease — to attack tissues and organs like the kidneys, triggering inflammation.
Selena Gomez, who is known for her roll as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television sitcom “Wizards of Waverly Place” and been in movies such as “Spring Breakers”, “Getaway”, and “Rudderless” as well as the animated movies “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2”, recently released her new singles in the summer 2017, “Bad Liar” and “Fetish”.
Selena Gomez also recently announced that she will be starring alongside Kelly Rohrbach, Elle Fanning and Liev Schreiber in an upcoming Woody Allen movie which is due out next year 2018.
** For more information regarding Lupus, please go to the following Lupus Research Alliance website: **
** ZachNews wishes Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa the best of health and for a speedy recovery. A big thank you to Francia Raisa for being her donor for her friend. Stay strong and lots of love, hugs, and kisses from all of your fans. **
** Picture Above from NBC Health News via Selena Gomez / Instagram: **