Making the brave revelation that she has undergone a secret kidney transplant earlier this summer, Selena Gomez has received immense support on social media not just from fans but from other celebrities.
The 25-year-old actress and singer announced she needed kidney transplant due to her lupus-related illness. Her best friend, Francia Raisa, was the donor. Selena posts a heart wrenching picture of them together on hospital beds. Selena expressed her love for her friend and the moment she discovered she needed a kidney transplant. Warning, get tissues ready before reading the caption.
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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
Celebrities showed their support and admiration for Selena’s strength to candidly share her health experience with the public. Celebrities include Selena’s former boyfriend Nick Jonas. He tells SiriusXM’s Hits 1 radio show, “I was just as surprised as everyone else when I woke up and saw her Instagram, but wow — that’s just incredible, and the strength she’s shown through all that is amazing and inspiring.”
Some of the other celebrities who have shown their love towards Selena are Camila Cabelo, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Ryan Seacrest and former co-star Jake T Austin who says “you are the strongest person I know”. (inserts crying emoji here).
her strength is beyond inspiring….. We love you Sel 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💞💞💞💞 https://t.co/YrxM3FDAEU
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) September 17, 2017
Prayers & love to @selenagomez you are a warrior princess. What an inspiration. 🙏
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 15, 2017
— kesha (@KeshaRose) September 15, 2017
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 14, 2017
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You remind me daily to live my most authentic life without apologies while constantly inspiring me to be the best I can be for not only myself, but for others. You're one of the strongest people I know, proving that day in and out with a smile and no complaints even at times when I know it was hard for you. Anyone who knows you is well aware of your resilience. I've never been more proud to call you my friend, my family and someone I couldn't live my life without. Someone once said, "friends are the family we choose" and I'm so thankful you're both. #getwellsoon #flasbackfriday 💙💙
Selena’s current boyfriend R&B singer The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, is said to be a great help to Selena. An insider tells PEOPLE, “Abel has been one of her biggest supports. She had been traveling with him on his tour and he was off during her surgery and right there during her recovery. He’s been very caring and it’s meant a lot to her to have him by her side.”
This couple just keeps getting cuter!
But it’s back to business for Selena as just days after her health admission, it’s been unveiled that the Bad Liar singer will be the new face of Puma. Selena posts an insanely hot pic of her in a logo crop top celebrating her partnership with the brand, with the caption “Officially a part of the fam @puma #pumapartner”.
Selena’s boyfriend The Weeknd shows his support by proudly reposting and adding a row of sly-smiley emojis. The Weeknd has his own Puma Parallel sneakers. Will this year’s hottest couple be working together or even do a collaboration? Puma also broke the news on their Instagram page. Selena is shown decked out in a red velvet sleeveless top, staring directly into the camera with a seductive gaze, with the caption “welcome to the fam @selenagomez”.
Selena said in a statement “Being part of the PUMA family is very exciting for me. PUMA has changed the game when it comes to the mash-up of athletic wear and fashion. It’s amazing to see this influence on style and culture and I’m excited to be a part of it. I am hoping that we can create something special together. We already have some really cool projects in the works.”
Adam Petrick, Global Director for Brand and Marketing for PUMA, added: “Selena is authentic, creative, talented, and fearlessly real. She is everything that today’s female consumer is looking for in a role model. In recent days, she has demonstrated just how strong she truly is. With her honesty and openness about living with Lupus, she has provided an incredible example of confidence, poise, and determination for all of us.”
We couldn’t agree more! Selena has shown much courage and we wish her the best of luck in the future with her health, work, music and relationships.
Selena is looking superb in Puma.
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