-Singer Selena Gomez has had to undergo Kidney Transplant because of Lupus;
-Her best friend donated her Kidney to her;
– She has since recovered and is creating awareness for Lupus;
-Lupus is a non contagious, chronic autoimmune disease;
Selena Gomez, the most followed celebrity on Instagram has informed her N126 million followers that she had to undergo Kidney transplant for Lupus.
The 25 year old took to the photo sharing social networking site to reveal that she recently underwent a successful kidney transplant, and had to put on hold for a bit, the promotion of her new single.
In the post, she added that her bestie Francia Raisa was her donor.
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 <\blockquote>
Lupus according to the Lupus Research center
is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). “Chronic” means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.
In lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu). Normally our immune systems produce proteins called “antibodies” which protect the body from these invaders.
“Autoimmunity” means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues (“auto” means “self”). As a result, it creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.
These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
The singer thankfully, has made a full recovery and even attended a Coach event yesterday.