Selena Gomez to Perform for First Time Since Kidney Transplant at 2017 AMAs
Selena Gomez has been laying low for the better half of 2017. After revealing she had undergone a kidney transplant earlier this year, the 25-year-old singer will take the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards for the first time post-surgery to perform her brand new single, “Wolves.”
Gomez is no stranger to the AMAs. She won the Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock award in 2016 and has performed during the event twice before, playing “Same Old Love” in 2015 and “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in 2014.
In September, the young star took to Instagram to explain why she had been so quiet this year, divulging she needed a kidney transplant to treat Lupus, an autoimmune condition she was diagnosed with in 2013. Her friend, actress Francia Raisa, was the donor.
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
On the mend, Gomez looks happier and healthier than ever. Tune in to the AMAs on November 19 at 8 PM/7 PM Central to watch her return to the stage.
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