Singer Selena Gomez Reveals Kidney Transplant
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Singer Selena Gomez made her name acting in children's television shows. She was also singer Justin Bieber's girlfriend for a while.
But recently she is better known for her music.
In fact, she has one of the top songs of the summer.
Songwriter and DJ Kygo's song "It Ain't Me" features Gomez. It is ranked 20th on Billboard.com's current summer music chart.
You might think Gomez would have been singing at concerts around the world or appearing on television shows to talk about her music.
But instead, she was preparing for a serious medical procedure.
Gomez is the world's most popular person on Instagram. She has over 125 million followers.
On Thursday, she used Instagram to explain why she was "laying low" this summer.
She posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed with her friend Francia Raisa. She said she needed a kidney transplant because of the disease lupus.
Gomez received a kidney from her friend. Humans are able to live without one of their two kidneys.
Lupus is a condition that affects a person's immune system. An immune system that works well fights diseases and viruses.
According to the Mayo Clinic's website, lupus causes the body's immune system to attack its own organs and tissue. Organs affected by lupus include the kidneys, brain, heart and lungs.
Gomez thanked her doctors and her friend. She wrote that she "looks forward" to being able to tell the story about her experience sometime soon.
She called Raisa her sister and said donating a kidney was the "ultimate gift and sacrifice."
Raisa is an actress and model. She appeared in a well-known television show called "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."
Many people reacted to Gomez's Instagram post. They offered support for Gomez and they told Raisa what a great thing she did by donating her kidney.
One user, Ingrid Talledo, wrote: "@franciaraisa, you deserve the sky. Thank you so much for everything that you did. You deserve all the love of the world."
Gomez has been dealing with lupus for several years. In 2014, she had chemotherapy to treat the disease.
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1.television shows 电视节目
From commercials she quickly graduated to television shows.
2.reacted to 对...回应
His supporters have reacted to the news with elation.
3.immune system 免疫系统
Yoga can be used to strengthen the immune system.
4.works well 相比之下
He works well together with them.
1.She was also singer Justin Bieber's girlfriend for a while.
for a while 一段时间；曾经
They walked on in silence for a while.
We are off for a while.
2.She wrote that she "looks forward" to being able to tell the story about her experience sometime soon.
looks forward to 期待
He does not glory in his past successes and looks forward to achieving more.
My family looks forward to seeing you next week.
著名歌手赛琳娜·戈麦斯（Selena Gomez）因参加一档儿童电视节目而出道 。她是人气歌手贾斯汀·比伯（Justin Bieber）的前女友 。
歌曲"It Ain't Me"由知名DJ兼词曲作家Kygo与赛琳娜联手演绎 。该歌曲在美国公告牌夏季音乐榜单中排名第20 。
赛琳娜是Instagram上人气最高的明星 。她拥有的粉丝超过1.25亿 。
她贴出了一张与好友弗朗西亚·赖莎（Francia Raisa）躺在医院病床上的照片 。她说，因为红斑性狼疮复发需要进行肾移植手术 。
赛琳娜接受了好友的肾捐赠 。人类拥有两颗肾脏，不过失去其中一个也可以存活 。
红斑性狼疮是一种会影响人体免疫系统的疾病 。免疫系统能够很好地抵御疾病和病毒 。
根据梅奥诊所网站显示，红斑性狼疮会导致人体的免疫系统攻击自身的器官和组织 。受红斑性狼疮影响的器官包括肾脏、大脑、心脏和肺 。
赛琳娜对她的医生和朋友表示感谢 。她写道，很“期待”能够尽快地讲述自己的经历 。
演员赖莎还是一名模特 。她曾出演过著名电视剧“青春密语” 。
网友们对此纷纷作出回应 。网友留言表示支持赛琳娜，他们还称赞赖莎捐赠肾脏的情义之举 。
一位名为Ingrid Talledo的网友写道：“@赖莎，你值得拥有整片天空 。你做的一切都让人心怀感激 。你该得到全世界的祝福与爱意 。”
近年来，赛琳娜一直饱受红斑性狼疮的折磨 。2014年，她为了治病还接受过化疗 。