Selena Gomez Just Posted A Photo Of Her Kidney Transplant Scar

Emily Shiffer
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From Women's Health

  • Selena Gomez posted a swimsuit photo showing off her kidney transplant scar.

  • The actress and singer said she used to be self-conscious about her scar.

  • Selena, who suffers from lupus, underwent a kidney transplant in September 2017.

Singer and actress Selena Gomez, 28, just shared a super-inspiring photo of herself on Instagram rocking a pretty light blue one-piece swimsuit that shows off her scar from her kidney transplant.

"When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar," she shared in her caption.

She continued, "I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through...and I’m proud of that. T - Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that...all bodies are beautiful."

In September 2017, Selena shared that she had secretly underwent a kidney transplant due to her battle with lupus from her friend Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney to her.

Selena later shared more details about the transplant.

“My kidneys were just done,” Selena said in an interview with Today. “That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do that was really difficult for me. [Francia] volunteered and did it. And let alone someone wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. The fact that she was a match, I mean that’s unbelievable. That’s not real.”

It was a huge ordeal for both Francia and Selena.

“I had to write a will, which was scary because there’s no guarantee I’ll wake up,” Francia said. Francia had her surgery first and everything went well, followed by Selena who said she felt fine at first but later began experiencing a lot of pain.

Her doctors told her that she’d need to go right back into surgery—her new kidney was turning around in her body. “My teeth were like grinding, I was freaking out,” Selena said. “It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours.”

“Apparently one of the arteries had flipped,” she added. “I’m very grateful that there are people who know what to do in that situation.”

Selena also previously revealed that she was bullied online for weight gain caused by her lupus medication, which also included her getting chemotherapy.

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