Selena Gomez surgery update: The star shows off her scar in a bikini
Without a Justin Bieber in sight
Selena Gomez surgery scares are officially a thing of the past, and the star is currently in Australia, taking 7,497 miles worth of space from her on-off-onish boyfriend Justin Bieber. The singer and her friends were photographed on a yacht in Sydney. Gomez was in a bikini, reading a magazine and beaming in the sun. Vacation glow is a real thing.
Gomez’s kidney transplant complication scar is visible for the first time in photos taken by the paparazzi. In a post on Instagram, the star admits, “The beauty myth — an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty. I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone.”
Her donor and close friend Francia Raisa recently opened up about the complication Gomez faced after the surgery, likely where her leg scar came from. “A few hours after our surgery, I woke up and had a text from her that said, “I’m really scared,” Raisa told W. “My kidney was very active, and when it turned, I broke an artery. They had to take her into emergency surgery and get a vein from her leg and build a new artery to keep my kidney in place. She could have died.”
Gomez had her transplant last summer and announced the news on Instagram with a photo of her stomach scar from the procedure. “My kidneys were just done,” Gomez said of the moment she knew she needed the transplant on the Today show. “That was it. I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. She [Francia Raisa] volunteered and did it—and let alone somebody wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. The fact that she was a match, I mean, that’s unbelievable. That’s not real.”
“I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death,” Gomez continued. “It’s really hard to think about or even to swallow especially now that as soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away, my lupus is about a 3 to 5 percent chance it’ll ever come back, my blood pressure is better, my energy, my life has been better.”
From: ELLE US