"This is so important! Specially for young girls all around the world! Thank you for showing our scars are beautiful and all bodies are beautiful!" social media personality Paola Antonini commented.

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Pop star Selena Gomez uploaded a photo on social media of herself wearing a swimsuit. In the caption, she wrote that she is proud of her surgery scar.

Selena Gomez took to Instagram on September 24, clad in a blue swimsuit. She stood between her hot tub and a humanmade creek and flung her arms upward.

In her caption, the 28-year-old wrote: "When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar."



She added, "Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I'm proud of that."

The "Rare" singer is setting out to help all her followers to do as such, regardless of what it is about themselves that they are less confident about, writing, "All bodies are beautiful."

Since 2013, Gomez has been battling lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. As a result, she received a kidney transplant from her friend, Francia RaĆ­sa, in 2017.


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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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Gomez immediately received an outpouring of praise from fans and other celebrities in the comments. Former professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya wrote, "Congratulations, it takes a lot of courage to be brave.

"You are an amazing ambassador for everyone who is afraid to love them selves and deserves to be loved. I'm proud to say that my daughter admires a strong confident and courageous woman."

"This is so important! Specially for young girls all around the world! Thank you for showing our scars are beautiful and all bodies are beautiful!" social media personality Paola Antonini commented.

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"Selena,you are so strong and powerful women...love you forever and ever," a fan wrote. Another fan added, "Your scar is beautiful, be proud. This is your story baby."

Gomez, who started her career by appearing on the children's television series "Barney & Friends" (2002–2004), shot to stardom in the 2007 Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place."

In 2015, she released her second solo album "Revival," which debuted number one on the Billboard 200 chart. She has received several accolades, including the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.







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