Selena Gomez announced on Thursday that she has received a kidney transplant…from her best friend. The reveal was made when the “Bad Liar” singer posted a photo to Instagram that showed her holding hands with her friend, actress Francia Raisa, in side-by-side hospital beds.
“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,” Selena wrote in the caption. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.”
Selena revealed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus in 2015 and took time off in 2016 to battle the disease along with depression and anxiety.