Maine Mendoza, Angel Locsin react to Selena Gomez's revelation she had kidney transplant

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Maine Mendoza (left) and Angel Locsin (right) express their support for their idol, Selena Gomez. The American singer made international headlines following her revelation that she was diagnosed with lupus and had to undergo a kidney transplant recently.



Filipino celebrities Maine Mendoza and Angel Locsin are self-confessed Selena Gomez fans.

Expectedly, they count among the multitude of fans expressing shock by Selena's revelation that she had a kidney transplant. She opened up about her battle with lupus back in October 2015.

Yesterday, September 14, the American singer posted on Instagram the story of how she bravely dealt with her health issue for the past several months.

According to the 25-year-old singer, she had to undergo kidney transplant after her doctors diagnosed her with lupus, an autoimmune disease that triggers one’s immune system to attack healthy cells, tissues, and organs.

Her caption read: "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."

The “Kill Em With Kindness” singer's caption was accompanied with a photo of herself and her kidney donor holding hands while lying side by side in hospital beds.

"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."

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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Maine and Angel reacted instantly. They both went to Selena's Revival concert at MOA Arena in Pasay City on July 31 last year.

LOOK: Maine Mendoza, LizQuen spotted at Selena Gomez Manila concert

Maine sent words of encouragement to her idol, "My heart [crying emoji] we love you, Sel! Get well soon, brave woman!"

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Angel, meanwhile, sent kudos emojis to Selena for remaining optimistic despite going through a serious health issue.


The 32-year-old Kapamilya actress herself was forced to give up the Star Cinema movie Darna when she suffered a disc bulge during her physical training for the movie.

Other Filipino celebrities who liked Selena's post were Maja Salvador, Lovi Poe, Jessy Mendiola, and Camille Prats.




To date, Selena's post garnered over 7.8 million likes and 170,000 comments.


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