Demi Lovato is really proud of her friend, Selena Gomez, following her kidney transplant surgery. In an interview with People Magazine, Demi said that she thinks Selena is a “very strong woman.”
“I’m thrilled and proud of her,” added the singer who first met Selena when they were young children on Barney & Friends. Not long after, both Demi and Selena had shows on the Disney Channel in their teenage years.
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
This past Thursday, Gomez revealed on her respective social media that the reason she hid away from the public spotlight for awhile was that she was recovering from a kidney transplant.
Gomez, 25, wrote that she was “very aware” that many of her fans noticed she was out of the public’s eye for parts of the summer.
The singer for the track, “Hands To Myself,” revealed back in October of 2015 that she was diagnosed with lupus and was even going through chemotherapy sessions for the autoimmune disease.
She also shared that one of her old friends, Francia Raisa, an actress most known for The Secret Life of the American Teenager, was the one to donate the kidney to her.
In an Instagram post, Selena wrote she can’t even begin to describe how “thankful” she is for her beautiful friend, Francia Raisa.
Selena added that Francia gave her the “ultimate gift” and sacrifice by donating one of her key organs so Gomez can live and continue to work on her career. Yesterday, Raisa’s mother shared that both women are doing just fine after the surgery. Her mother continued by saying she is so grateful the surgery was a success and Selena’s body didn’t reject it!