Selena Gomez underwent a Kidney Transplant operation over the summer thanks to her best friend Francia Raisa who was the singer's donor. Selena's health has been up and down - but mostly down, since she was diagnosed in 2015 with the autoimmune disease Lupus.

Selena Gomez recovers from major operation

Gomez's fans noticed that over the summer Selena had not been spotted very often in public, which is very unusual for her. They believed that it was mostly due to her steamy relationship with her current boyfriend, The Weeknd.

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Early Thursday morning Selena shared the news of her kidney transplant with her fans by posting a post-surgery photo revealing a scar across her abdomen.

Actress Francia Raisa's gift of life to Selena

Selena Gomez said on an Instagram post, 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 also said, " 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.

Selena did not have to look far for a donor. Her best friend, actress Francia Raisa ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager," and "Dear White People") was a perfect match, and more than happy to do what whatever it took to help her gal-pal improve her quality of life and feel better.

Gomez also said that she wanted to thank her family and the team of doctors for getting her through the difficult time. As for her friend Francia Rosa, Selena is eternally grateful, saying she couldn't find the words to express her love and appreciation of the 'incredible gift and sacrifice" made by her.

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It is great to hear that Selena has had the surgery needed to improve her health and is recovering well.

The former Disney star has made news celebrity headlines a couple of times in the past couple of weeks. In late August it was reported by the Metro, that Selena's Instagram account had been hacked and naked pictures [VIDEO] of her previous boyfriend Justin Bieber had been released online. The hackers even went as far as making jokes about Justin Bieber's penis by captioning the stolen pics "LOOK AT THIS N***A LIL SHRIMPY."

However, over the weekend a new potential scandal was revealed. A photo of what is alleged by RO to be Selena Gomez kissing someone other than boyfriend The Weeknd was posted. The picture has opened up many questions about Selena Gomez's relationship with The Weeknd. Are they still together, is she cheating, and who is allegedly she kissing? All questions are waiting to be answered.

Neither Selena or her reps have commented on the recent events at this time.

We are just glad Selena is feeling well after kidney surgery. This type of surgery can take a real toll on both the recipient and the donor. Francia Raisa gave such an unselfish and loving gift to her friend Selena.