Selena Gomez gets kidney from actress friend

Selena Gomez gets kidney from actress friend

Selna Gomez (right) after receiving her new kidney from television actress Francia Raisa (left). Instagram Selena Gomez
Selna Gomez (right) after receiving her new kidney from television actress Francia Raisa (left). Instagram Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the singer revealed Thursday.

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Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the singer revealed Thursday.

Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant "what I needed to do for my overall health".

The post didn't reveal Gomez's current condition or say where or when the procedure took place. Gomez's publicist declined to release more information.

Gomez wrote "there aren't words to describe'' how she can thank Raisa, who she says gave "the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney".

In this April 27, 2017 file photo, Selena Gomez arrives at WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood, Califonia. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

"I am incredibly blessed,'' she added.

The Instagram post includes a picture of Gomez and Raisa holding hands while lying side-by-side in hospital beds and another photo of a scar on Gomez's abdomen. The 29-year-old Raisa is best known for her role on the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Raisa's publicist didn't immediately return a request for comment Thursday.

Gomez revealed her lupus diagnosis in 2015 and took a break from her career last year to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression stemming from her battle with the disease. The disease causes fibrous tissue and inflammation of internal organs, skin rashes and joint pain. It affects women nine times more than men. Organs affected by lupus include the kidneys, heart and lungs.

Gomez got her start as a child actress before launching her music career. She appeared on Barney and Friends before breaking through as a teen star on the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. She has a massive following on social media. Her 126 million followers on Instagram are the most on the platform.

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  • anxiety: an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future - ความวิตกกังวล
  • battle: a fight; serious disagreement, strong competition, etc. - การต่อสู้
  • blessed: lucky, having a sense of peace or a feeling of freedom from anxiety or pain - มีโชค, มีความสุข
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  • diagnosis: the act of discovering or identifying the exact cause of an illness or a problem - การวินิจฉัยโรค
  • disclose: to give information to people - เปิดเผย
  • donate (verb): to allow doctors to remove blood or a body organ in order to help somebody who needs it - บริจาค
  • due to: because of - เนื่องจาก
  • fibrous (adj): made of many fibres; looking like fibres - ซึ่งมีลักษณะของเส้นใย
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  • joint: a place where two bones are joined together in the body in a way that enables them to bend and move - ข้อต่อ (กระดูก)
  • kidney: one of the two organs in your body that clean your blood and remove waste - ไต
  • launch (verb): to start something - เริ่มต้น, เปิดโครงการ, เริ่มทำ
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  • panic: a sudden strong feeling of fear or worry that causes you to be unable to think clearly or calmly - ความตื่นตกใจ
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  • procedure: a way of doing something - ขั้นตอนการดำเนินการ
  • publicist: a person whose job is to make something known to the public, for example a new product, singer, actor, etc - นักประชาสัมพันธ์
  • rash: an area of red spots that appear on your skin when you are ill or have a bad reaction to something that you have eaten or touched - ผื่นคัน
  • recover: to become healthy and fit again after an illness or injury - การฟื้นไข้
  • reveal: to show or let something become known - เปิดเผย
  • role: an actor's part in a film or play - บทละคร
  • sacrifice: important or valuable things given up, so that you or other people can have or do something else - ความเสียสละเพื่อส่วนรวม
  • sacrifice: to give up important or valuable things, so that you or other people can have or do something else - เสียสละเพื่อส่วนรวม
  • scar: a permanent mark on your skin where you have been injured - แผลเป็น, รอยแผลเป็น
  • spotlight (noun): the centre of public attention - จุดสนใจของผู้คน, เป็นที่สนใจ
  • stemming from: being caused by - เกิดจาก
  • struggle: a very difficult task that you can do only by making a great effort - ความพยายาม
  • tissue: any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products - เนื้อเยื้อ
  • took place (verb): happened (in the past) -
  • transplant: a medical operation in which a damaged organ, etc. is replaced with one from another person - การปลูกถ่าย
  • ultimate: most extreme; best, worst, greatest, most important, etc - ที่สุด
  • undergo (verb): to go through a procedure, such as a test, a training programme, a medical operation, etc. - ได้รับ, ประสบ, ผ่าน
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