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Candid Selena needed a kidney transplant due to lupus an autoimmune disease her best friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to her

The 25-year-old "Sorry Not Sorry" singer shared her thoughts about her fellow Disney Channel alum on Friday (September 15) at a private performance in downtown Los Angeles in honor of the launch of her upcoming album, Tell Me You Love Me. "I'm very happy and proud of her". He said recently: "I didn't [know she had gotten the surgery]".

And helping to raise some awareness about Lupus, she added: "Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made".

Shortly after Selena revealed on Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant, friend Lady Gaga sent her support on social media. "So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering".

Gomez, 25, wrote that she was "very aware" that many of her fans noticed she was out of the public's eye for parts of the summer. 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.

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We wish Selena and her kidney-donating BFF Francia Raisa a speedy recovery.

"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".

Gomez, who suffers from Lupus, needed a kidney transplant, and her friend, actress Francia Raisa, graciously agreed to donate one of her kidneys (people can survive quite easily with one kidney).

In an Instagram post, Selena wrote she can't even begin to describe how "thankful" she is for her handsome friend, Francia Raisa.