Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant. The singer made the announcement on Thursday (September 14), saying the surgery was performed to treat the lupus that has derailed her life for more than three years.
The kidney came from one of her friends, who Gomez said made the “ultimate gift.”
Gomez revealed in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with the auto-immune disease and undergone chemotherapy to treat it.
The announcement followed two career breaks for her. In 2016 she canceled part of her tour, saying she was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks caused by the disease.