Selena Gomez Had A Kidney Transplant This Summer

The singer received a new kidney from a friend after complications from Lupus.

September 14, 2017

In an Instagram post shared on Thursday morning, Selena Gomez revealed that she had received a kidney transplant over the summer, due to complications from Lupus. Francia Raisa, Gomez's friend and actress in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, donated her kidney to Gomez.


Gomez writes that the surgery and her recovery period kept her from promoting new music like "Bad Liar" and "Fetish," songs she says that she's "extremely proud of."

In the near future, Gomez says she intends to reveal more about her ordeal. "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."

The post concludes with expressions of gratitude for her doctors, family, and Raisa's donation. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed." She also encourages readers visit Lupus Research Alliance to learn more about the "very misunderstood" disease.

Gomez revealed her Lupus diagnosis in 2015, and underwent chemotherapy treatments. She cancelled her Revival tour in 2016, citing mental health issues caused by the autoimmune disease.

Selena Gomez Had A Kidney Transplant This Summer