Her fight isn’t over yet. Selena Gomez shocked the world when she revealed that she’d undergone a kidney transplant. Her fans and followers had no idea that the “Fetish” singer had major surgery recently. She understandably wanted to keep her health matters private while she recovered — but, doctors exclusively revealed to In Touch that Selena still has a long battle ahead of her.

“In the months after she got back from rehab, she was complaining a lot about being sick all of the
time, feeling sluggish and gaining weight,” an insider revealed. “When she found out that she needed a transplant, she panicked. It has taken all her strength to get through this.”

Considering Selena is a global superstar, it must be hard for her to slow down her fast-paced life — she’s already working on another movie. Plus, when she’s not filming, she’s running around attending events and making appearances. But, doctors explained that because she needed a transplant that means her lupus diagnosis is rather serious.

“Other organs, like the lungs, can become involved,” Dr. Robert Fafalak noted. “Your lifespan when you have something like this could potentially be shortened.” He added that just because her transplant is working now doesn’t promise it will last in her body. And now more than ever she needs to do away with her partying lifestyle. “I would say ‘no, no, no’ to everything like that. Not even for a period of time. Forever.”

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Thankfully, for Selena, she doesn’t just have millions of fans supporting her from afar, she also has her boyfriend taking care of her. The Weeknd recently moved into her New York City apartment in order to be closer to her. “Everything has changed. She still goes out and has fun, but she’s looking after herself more, and The Weeknd is by her side,” a source explained. “She has a new outlook on life now.” We’re rooting for you, Selena!

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