/Selena Gomez: ‘It was life-or-death before my transplant’

Selena Gomez: ‘It was life-or-death before my transplant’

Selena Gomez was in a “Life-or-death” situation before undergoing a kidney transplant earlier this year.

The 25-year-old singer suffers from lupus, and was told by doctors she would need to find a kidney donor after complications of the disease left her incredibly ill. The singer opened up about the scary situation as she spoke to the audience at the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala in New York on Monday night, admitting things were a lot worse than she had led her fans to believe. “I am really honoured to be here with all of you guys tonight, my lupus community.

“As many of you know, or might now know, I was diagnosed with lupus about five or six years ago,” Selena explained. “I’ve been speaking out about my situation to raise awareness about the disease.

“After undergoing so many tests to monitor my kidneys my doctors told me I have lupus nephritis, one of those complications from lupus. They said I would be needing a kidney transplant.”

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