Selena Gomez got super emotional on Instagram last night when she revealed the real reason why she didn't promote her new music this summer. Fans were wondering why the star wasn't out bringing more attention to her hit singles Bad Liar and Fetish. 

via @selenagomez

The star has suffered with Lupus disease for several years since telling the public she was diagnosed in 2014. For those of you who may not know, Lupus is a fatal inflammatory disease that results in the body's immune system attacking its own tissues and organs.

Lupus can affect many aspects of one's health, from joints and skin to kidneys, blood cells, your brain, heart and lungs. Anxiety, panic attacks and depression are also side effects of lupus, which explains why the star has sought treatment for mental health disorders in the past. 

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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Selena admitted in an emotional Instagram post that this summer one of her kidneys fell victim to Lupus, causing her to seek organ donation from friends and family. One of her friends, Francia Raisa, gladly went under the knife for the star giving Selena the 'gift of life.' Selena went on to share the post with this emotional caption: 

"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." 

via @franciaraisa

The feeling between Gomez and Raisa is clearly mutual, as Francia shared this sweet shot of the two of them calling Selena a 'forever friend.' What a girl! 

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