In her ongoing fight against lupus, singer Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant thanks to a friend.
The friend was actress Francia Raisa. Lupus is an autoimmune disease with symptoms that include fevers, fatigue, and in some cases, organ damage, Twitter reported in a Moments.
"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," Gomez wrote on Instagram, where she posted three photos Thursday morning that have already collected 2.3 million likes. "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."
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