American actress and singer, Selena Gomez, recently underwent Kidney Transplant surgery. The 25-year-old singer was struggling from lupus which can cause kidney damage. According to an Instagram post by Gomez earlier this week, her friend and fellow actress Francia Raisa donated her kidney to the "bad lair" singer.

The news was disclosed by the star via an Instagram post

Selena revealed news of her transplant via her Instagram account, which was later confirmed by her publicist. The singer has been out of the limelight recently as she was recovering from the life-saving surgery.

Exact details regarding the date of the procedure or the singer's current health condition are unknown. Gomez thanked 29-year-old Raisa in her post, saying that she gave her “the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney.” The post, which received 6.9 million likes, also included a photograph of Selena and Francia holding hands while lying next to each other in a hospital room. A second photo showed the scar on Selena's abdomen.

How did Francia Raisa respond to Gomez's post?

Soon after Selena's post went viral, Raisa responded via her own social media account. She wrote that she is "beyond grateful" to be able to save a life, as well as to change her own in the process. She also added that they will share their journey with their fans soon.

According to report by the Daily Mail, "The Weeknd was at her side when she was 'hospitalised with organ failure' in May

The singer suffered from lupus back in 2015

Selena Gomez first revealed her struggle with lupus back in 2015. Last year, she took some time off from her career, as she was suffering from panic attacks and depression - some side effects of the disease.

First public appearance after news of her surgery

On Thursday, Gomez made her first public appearance since the news of her surgery went viral. Selena was standing next to her co-star, Timothee Chalameton on the set of her upcoming "Woody Allen" movie. The 25-year-old looked well and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Selena started her career as a child actor, first appearing in popular kids TV series "Barney and Friends." Later on, she acted in several TV series and movies, as well as building her singing career.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, in which a person's immune system attacks their own tissues and organs. The disease can affect the joints, kidneys, skin, blood cells, brain and lungs.