Selena Gomez continues to make headlines for battling the autoimmune condition Lupus, and she isn’t afraid to celebrate any scars resulting from her fight. The former Disney star, 31, underwent a kidney transplant back in 2017. Three years later, she posed poolside while proudly showing off her transplant scar.
Braving a raw and real swimsuit post as she reminded her Instagram fans of what she’s been through, Selena stunned the camera in a tight one-piece, with the scar on her thigh area clearly visible.
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Selena received her kidney from close friend Francia Raisa. In the 2020 photo, the Only Murders in the Building actress showed off her slender figure in a stylish blue swimsuit with a zip detail.
Posing by rocks and a small stream and next to a circular swimming pool, Selena lifted both arms high above her head, then dedicated her caption to the scar.
“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose messa,” she wrote, celebrating the launch of LaMariette swimwear.
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Selena, now followed by 420 million on Instagram, has gained over 13 million likes for her share.
Celebrity likes were left by fellow singer Halsey, actress Millie Bobby Brown, and actress Vanessa Hudgens. In her photo, Gomez had modeled the La’Mariette swimsuit by Theresa Marie Mingus. The swimwear item retails for $120.
In 2017, and detailing what she’d been going through, Selena explained that she had taken a step back from music and admitted that her fans were likely wondering why she’d gone quiet.
“So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering,” the ex to Justin Bieber revealed. “It was what I needed to do for my overall health. The Instagram photo showing both Selena and her friend in hospital beds and after the transplant currently sits at over 10 million likes. Gomez, meanwhile, has since made headlines for divulging that her weight fluctuates as a result of the medication she takes to manage her Lupus. The Rare Beauty founder has, regardless, been body shamed during times she’s been heavier, something she has addressed.