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Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant

From Reuters - September 14, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Selena Gomez has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer in a post on her official Instagram account that showed her in hospital beside her friend, who donated the organ.

In the post, shared on Thursday, the Good For You singer said that fans had been wondering why she had been laying low over the summer.

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, she said.

The singer also shared images of a post-operative scar on her lower abdomen.

Gomez, who with 126 million Instagram followers is the most-followed person on the social media platform, also revealed that the donor was her longtime friend Francia Raisa, an actress best-known for her role in TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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