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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Battling Medical Conditions

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Selena Gomez

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Not so long ago, singer Selena Gomez was facing a life-or-death situation: lupus nephritis. Gomez had been diagnosed with lupus just a few years earlier, an autoimmune condition in which her immune system was going after her own bodily organs. Gomez needed a new kidney, and fast. Fortunately, a friend was a match, and the singer is doing well now. Now she speaks openly about having lupus and works with a charity to raise awareness of the condition, although many still don’t know she suffers from the disease. Gomez hopes that in the future, lupus patients won’t be forced to get organ transplants to manage the disease.

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