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Selena Gomez has revealed that she had a secret kidney transplant linked to her lupus.

In an Instagram post, Selena Gomez says that her friend Francia Raisa donated an organ to her and says she wanted to explain why fans hadn’t heard much from her despite having new music out.

She 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.”

Selena Gomez also thanked Francia Raisa: “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.”

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Selena Gomez released the first single from her new untitled album, It Ain’t Me featuring Kygo, in March.

Since then Bad Liar and Fetish have come out but she hasn’t been out promoting the tracks because of her operation.

Her first public appearance after recovering from the surgery was in New York with boyfriend The Weeknd last Friday night.

She also took time off social media last year to deal with panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

The 25-year-old says her ongoing mental health problems are a side-effect of her lupus diagnosis last year.

Lupus affects the body’s immune system.

The symptoms of the disease include extreme tiredness, rashes (especially on the face, wrists and hands), joint pain and swelling.

In her post, Selena Gomez says not enough is known about the condition: “Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made.”


Selena Gomez has revealed she is receiving chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lupus.

Concerns about Selena Gomez’s health were first raised in 2013, when she canceled a tour of Asia and Australia.

Selena Gomez, now 23, later sought treatment at the Dawn at the Meadows rehab facility, with her representatives denying she was dealing with substance abuse.

The singer has revealed her break was “really about” her lupus diagnosis, adding: “I could have had a stroke.”

Speaking to Billboard magazine, Selena Gomez was scathing about the gossip websites who suggested she was addicted to drugs.

“I wanted so badly to say: <<You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a**holes>>.

“I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.”

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Selena Gomez went on to criticize the tabloid press, who have spent years picking apart her relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, as “vile”.

“I’ve been working since I was seven. I’ve been a UNICEF ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story,” she said.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal tissue.

This process can lead to destruction of the kidney, heart, brain, spine, and lung tissue.

It can affect almost any system in the body but its exact cause is unknown.

Symptoms can include fever, a “butterfly” shaped rash on the face, hair loss, fatigue and painful joints.

Lupus is currently treated by drugs, and by chemotherapy designed to suppress the action of the immune system.

Selena Gomez, who began her career as a child star on programs like Barney and Friends and Wizards of Waverley Place, is currently promoting her new album Revival, and appears in the animation movie Hotel Transylvania 2.