Selena Gomez Steps Out After Revealing Kidney Transplant, Celebs Offer Her Support

Selena Gomez has been showered with support from fellow celebs after revealing that she received a kidney transplant over the summer, and on Friday, September 15, she stepped out in New York City in looking healthy.

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Selena Gomez leaves her apartment in New York City on Friday, September 15. BACKGRID

Gomez, 25, wore a pale blue and white dress, white sneakers and thick gold hoops. Her significant other, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, was spotted leaving her apartment shortly afterwards.

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The Weeknd leaves Selena Gomez's apartment in New York City on Friday, September 15. BACKGRID

As previously reported, the “Fetish” singer opened up about receiving a kidney from her best friend, actress Francia Raisa, with an emotional Instagram post on Thursday, September 14, that featured the two in side-by-side hospital beds while holding hands.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So 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. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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“I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So 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,” she wrote.

“I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” Gomez continued. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

Raisa, 29, has been a longtime friend of Gomez’s and is best known for playing Adrian on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

The 13 Reasons Why executive producer has received messages of support from celebs including fellow singers Kesha and Lady Gaga, who is also dealing with her own health issues related to fibromyalgia.

Kesha shared a touching tribute on Instagram to Gomez and Gaga writing, “My heart is with selena gomez and lady gaga today. We’re all human & need self care. i hope both these icons heal safe & feel good. such wonderful role models for being so honest with a very critical world.”

Gaga — who was recently hospitalized in Brazil — also offered her own form of support by tweeting, “Prayers & love to @selenagomez you are a warrior princess. What an inspiration” with a praying emoji.

As Us reported, Gomez and The Weeknd kissed each other sweetly on the red carpet and caught a viewing of IT just days before Gomez’s health confession. 

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