Selena Gomez Explains Why She Hasn’t Promoted Her New Music In Emotional Post

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The internet rolled its collective eyeballs when Selena Gomez landed on the cover of Time magazine for becoming the first human being with 100 million Instagram followers. In the last week, however, the pop star has used that platform (she now has an audience of 126 million) to publicly support DACA, raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey and shine a spotlight on Lupus via a very personal revelation. The 25-year-old is finally letting her guard down and showing how social media can be used for good.

“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,” Selena begins, in reference to the complete lack of promotion that “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” received. “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,” she continues. “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.

See the hitmaker’s inspiring post below.

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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