‘She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice’
Selena Gomez has stunned fans by revealing she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer.
The 25-year-old pop star and actress has suffered from lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – since 2015.
And the condition led her to undertaking drastic surgery in the summer of 2017.
In an open Instagram update, the star shared an image of herself on a hospital bed following her treatment.
“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,” she began.
“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,” she continued.
Selena uploaded other images showing scars on her body following the operation.
Other fans rushed to congratulate her on her successful operation with many sending well wishes for a fast recovery.