Selena Gomez recently said she has three good friends in whom she trusts, and we’re sure one of those friends is actress Francia Raisa. On Thursday morning, September 14, 2017, Selena Gomez shared photos on her Instagram account and announced that over the summer, she underwent a kidney transplant due to complications from Lupus. The donor was none other than her best friend, actress Francia Raisa.
The news has come as quite a shock to Selena’s fans and it’s amazing that in a time when the paparazzi stalks and hounds celebrities, she and Francia were able to keep the kidney transplant out of the public spotlight.
Selena took to her Instagram account to share with fans what she underwent and she said that many of her fans noticed she had kept a low profile and wasn’t actively promoting her new music. Who would have suspected the reason behind Selena’s absence?
Selena even shared a photo of her surgery scar and the news of the kidney transplant quickly spread across social media networks.
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
In the photo, you can see Francia Raisa and Selena Gomez holding hands while each lay in their hospital bed. They gave each other an assuring smile.
One can only imagine the fear that went through each other’s mind as they prepared to undergo the surgery. Selena referred to Francia as “sis” in her Instagram post, and it is clear to see why. Not everyone would give their friend a kidney.
Though Selena opened up a great deal about her health crisis and ordeal, she stated she intends to share more about her health journey with her fans.
Selena’s fans are not only thankful that Selena is recovering and doing well, but they are sharing their immense love and gratitude to Francia for donating her kidney.
Fans took over Selena’s Instagram comments with messages of love, support, and encouragement.
On Twitter, Selena’s fans caused the hashtag #WeAreProudOfYouSelena to trend. Many fans shared an outpouring of love and support on Twitter to Selena and Francia as well.
What do you think of Selena’s big reveal and summer health scare? Are you surprised that she and Francia were able to keep their surgeries hidden from the public for so long?
Do you agree that Selena is brave to share her health struggles publicly and even show her kidney transplant, surgery scar?