When word broke out that Selena Gomez had received a kidney transplant from her BFF, actress Francis Raisa, the internet was in a bit of shock.
Aside from the pop star surprisingly doing very little to promote her hit "Fetish" single, there wasn't even so much as a hint that something was wrong with Gomez's health, but then she dropped the bombshell on Instagram.
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 Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
Aside from her revealing Instagram post, the 25-year-old artist has kept pretty mum on her condition and what led to her eventual kidney failure, but we do know that she suffers from lupus. And anyone who's watched House knows that the ailment can have deleterious effects on a variety of organs.
But Gomez sat down with NBC's Savannah Guthrie along with Raisa to discuss the entire ordeal.
The full episode is going to air Monday night at 6:30pm EST, but in the clip of the interview, Gomez revealed that she Raisa had volunteered to donate her kidney after hearing the news.
The transplant looks like it was a success - Gomez is back in the limelight and is back online, looking as fabulous as ever.
She's currently promoting her latest track, "Wolves," which carries on her chill-electronic sound from "Fetish."
Gomez, in spite of her illness, has been obviously keeping busy. In addition to new music, she's still helping produce season 2 of the Netflix smash hit, 13 Reasons Why. Not too shabby for someone who got a kidney transplant.