What Selena Gomez Has Said About Dealing with Her Health in a Public Eye

Selena Gomez announced on Instagram currently that she underwent a kidney transplant due to her conflict with lupus — with a kidney donated by her best friend, Francia Raisa. We’re holding a demeanour behind during all she’s pronounced about her surgery, lupus diagnosis, her liberation and all a thoughts she’s had throughout.


On announcing since she took time off originally:
“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been by chemotherapy. That’s what my mangle was unequivocally about. we could’ve had a stroke.”
– in an speak with Billboard in Oct 2015.

On facing a titillate to quarrel behind opposite her haters:
“I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re ass—–.’ we sealed myself divided until we was assured and gentle again.”
– in an speak with Billboard in Oct 2015.

On since she, during first, kept her diagnosis a secret:
“I consider it was only unequivocally difficult since we didn’t know and afterwards that was something that we did wish to keep private until my whole life unexpected wasn’t private.”
— to Ellen DeGeneres, in Oct 2015.

On a initial chairman she told outward of her middle circle:
“There was this child that wouldn’t demeanour me in a eye during all. we wanted to get his attention, even yet maybe it was too much. So we only said, ‘Ask me anything we want.’ And he was a initial chairman that we told, besides my best crony and family, since he asked me, ‘Have we ever dealt with anything like this?’ And we said, ‘I have lupus. we was in a ICU for dual and a half weeks. we was in this accurate same room.’ And it was a initial time that he looked during me.”
– in an speak with GQ in Apr 2016.

On since she motionless to go open with her diagnosis:
“I waited for a right time to speak about it since we am in a good place, and I’m unequivocally healthy. I’m not perplexing to be shrill about it: It was time to use my height to help.”
– in an speak with Billboard in Dec 2016.

On not apologizing for holding time off:
“This is something that everybody always wants to fixate on. we got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a unequivocally open miscarriage. So we had to cancel my tour. we indispensable time to only be okay. And we was going by leukemia [editor’s note: a contributor expects she meant chemotherapy], and we went to dual opposite locations for those treatments. It’s unequivocally frustrating, since I’m 100 percent authorised to have that.”
– in an speak with GQ in Apr 2016.

On traffic with open criticism:
“I only have to be patient. It’s solemnly dissolving a comparison we get. And we only have to be studious and make good things with quality, from producing to singing to acting. And one by one, we will be means to change a dialogue, and people won’t caring about all that’s happened to me.”
– in an speak with GQ in Apr 2016.

On how her fans reacted to her diagnosis:
“It has been overwhelming, and a response has been unequivocally supportive, that is good – though it still creates me a small uncomfortable.”
– in an speak with Billboard in Dec 2016.

On meaningful when to take another break:
“I wish to be active and concentration on progressing my health and complacency and have motionless that a best approach brazen is to take some time off. Thank we to all my fans for your support. You know how special we are to me, though we need to face this conduct on to safeguard we am doing all probable to be my best. we know we am not alone by pity this. we wish others will be speedy to residence their possess issues.”
– to PEOPLE in Aug 2016.

Opening adult about her kidney transplant:
“I’m unequivocally wakeful some of my fans had beheld we was laying low for partial of a summer and doubt since we wasn’t compelling my new music, that we was intensely unapproachable of. So we found out we indispensable to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what we indispensable to do for my altogether health. we overtly demeanour brazen to pity with you, shortly my tour by these past several months as we have always wanted to do with you.”
— on Instagram, in Sep 2017.

Thanking her best friend, Francia Raisa, for donating her kidney when Gomez was in need of a transplant:
“There aren’t difference to report how we can presumably appreciate my pleasing crony Francia Raisa. She gave me a ultimate present and scapegoat by donating her kidney to me. we am impossibly blessed. we adore we so most sis.”
— on Instagram, in Sep 2017.


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