Selena Gomez has revealed that she had a kidney transplant over the summer. The singer opened up about the surgery in a touching Instagram post on Thursday, September 14, also revealing that her friend and fellow actress Francia Raisa is the one that donated the organ.
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
Bruno Mars is the most in-demand touring act, according to StubHub. Bruno is the top-selling act based on total U.S. sales on StubHub for tour dates from Labour Day to Thanksgiving of this year. Coming in at No. 2 on the list is Ed Sheeran, followed by Lady Gaga at number three. Harry Styles’ first solo tour comes in at number 10. He has the highest average ticket price of any other artist this fall, with tickets going for nearly 200% more than Bruno’s shows.
StubHub’s List Of 2017 Top Selling Acts For The Fall:
- Bruno Mars
- Ed Sheeran
- Lady Gaga
- Paul McCartney
Fergie has released the music video for her new track “You Already Know,” which features Nicki Minaj.
Harry Styles’ self-titled debut solo album came out in May, and it’s already been certified Gold for sales and equivalent streams of 500,000 copies, according to the RIAA. That means the album sold slightly faster than his former band mate Zayn Malik’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine, which was released in March of 2016 and went Gold that July.
Madonna slot machines are coming your way. Well, they are coming to Vegas to be exact. The Madonna-branded Slot Game will make its debut at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Each machine will feature its own unique game play, inspired by Madonna’s biggest hits from various stages of her career.
Three months after winning a defamation suit against Bauer Media, Rebel Wilson has been awarded $3.66 million by a judge in Australia. BBC News reports that the award is “Australia’s largest payout for a defamation case” ever. Bauer published magazines featuring at least eight articles that a jury decided depicted Wilson as a “serial liar.”
Now this is a BIG step. Meghan Markle met her boyfriend Prince Harry’s father, stepmother, older brother and sister in law, but until recently, there had been no face-time with the Royal Grandma. While it took Duchess Kate a full five years to score a meeting with the Queen, Markle squeezed in a meet-and-greet much earlier. On September 3rd, after a three-week vacation in Botswana and Zambia, Harry brought Markle over to Balmoral Castle for an intro. Sources tell Us Weekly their meeting “went well.”
Actor Liam Neeson has announced his retirement from action films, remarking at the Toronto International Film Festival: “I’m like: ‘Guys I’m sixty-f******-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on.'” Fans can still see him in two more action films due out in the coming months. In Hard Powder Neeson plays a snow-plow driver fighting drug dealers. He also appears in The Commuter and as Deep Throat in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House.