On Thursday, Selena confirmed the surgery and explained why she was “laying low for part of the summer.” She said, "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.”
Gomez also expressed her gratitude for Francia, saying, "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”
The 25-year-old also posted a pic of her tummy after the surgery.
Selena appears to be recovering smoothly; she is currently working on a Woody Allen movie in New York. After news broke of her transplant, she was seen flashing a smile on the set of the film.