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Glowing: Selena Gomez was spotted leaving her New York City apartment with her boyfriend The Weeknd on Friday
Selena wrote: '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.'
They took their love to the desert in April for the first weekend of the Coachella music festival in Indio.
Selena and The Weeknd first revealed their romance on January 11, 2017; they were snapped kissing in Santa Monica outside the Giorgio Baldi restaurant.
Since the operation, the Monte Carlo star is 'feeling much better,' according to the magazine.
Candid: Since the operation, the Monte Carlo star is 'feeling much better,' according to the magazine; she shared a view of her scar
Stepping out: Selena added yellow reflective sunglasses with large hoop earrings
He added: 'As a result of her encouragement to visit our website, LupusResearch.org, to learn about lupus, our phones have been ringing off the hook and our website traffic has soared.
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She's also been praised by fund-raisers for helping to bring in half a million dollars for Lupus Research, by inspiring people to donate to the cause.
Pretty lady: Selena looked incredible in a pale blue and white dress, pairing the summer frock with sneakers and a cream purse
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Prior to the transplant, The Heart Wants Want It Wants singer 'was feeling really lethargic and worn out.'
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Published: 19:39, 15 September 2017 | Updated: 08:33, 16 September 2017
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Moving: She penned a heartfelt note to her fans explaining her absence over the summer
'Selena has supported our organization in many ways, donating a portion of tickets sales for her last concert tour to the Lupus Research Alliance and requesting donations to us on the occasion of her birthday, as well as yesterday's announcement.
The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, was spotted leaving her apartment in a colorful ensemble soon after.
She penned a heartfelt note to her fans explaining her absence over the summer.
The talented artists also flaunted their love at this year's Met Gala in New York City; the exclusive event served as the couple's red carpet debut.
The Fetish artist revealed her kidney transplant via social media on Thursday morning.
What a good man: And a source told People magazine that he was 'one of her biggest supports' during her recovery
Candid: Selena needed a kidney transplant due to lupus, an autoimmune disease; her best friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to her
'Together her appeals have raised almost $500,000 for research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance.'
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The inflammation affects a person's brain, blood cells, heart, lungs, joints, skin and kidneys, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Weeks after going public with their relationship, the duo enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Italy together.
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From the heart: She revealed she had a kidney transplant on Instagram Thursday
Their source explained that Selena traveled with her musician beau 'on his tour and he was off during her surgery and right after during her recovery.'
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Happiness: Selena and The Weeknd first revealed their romance on January 11, 2017; they were snapped kissing in Santa Monica outside the Giorgio Baldi restaurant; seen at the Harper's Bazaar NYFW bash on September 9 in NYC
The former Disney star thanked her fans as well as her doctors and her family.
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Of Francia, she said: 'There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa.'
Wow: The movie star styled her brunette locks back into a casual bun
For her Friday outing, Selena slipped on a pale blue and white Rouje dress; she paired the summer frock with sneakers and a cream purse.
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Effortless beauty: The singer chose a thigh-grazing Rouje frock for her outing in the city
'Selena's openness and strong emotional connection to her worldwide audience has brought extraordinary awareness to a disease that is typically overlooked,' the CEO of charity Lupus Research Alliance Kenneth Farber explained to E! News on Friday.
'She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.'
She revealed she had a kidney transplant on Instagram Thursday.
People's insider said The Weeknd has 'been very caring and it's meant a lot to her to have him by her side.'
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He was 'one of her biggest supports' during her recovery, a source told People magazine.
She continued: '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.'
Selena needed a kidney transplant due to lupus, an autoimmune disease; her best friend Francia Raisa donated her kidney to her.
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Not holding back: Prior to the transplant, The Heart Wants Want It Wants singer 'was feeling really lethargic and worn out'; the star posted another view of her recovery
Happily ever after: The talented artists also flaunted their love at this year's Met Gala in New York City; the exclusive event served as the couple's red carpet debut
Strength: The website's insider said her beau has 'been very caring and it's meant a lot to her to have him by her side'; pictured on September 8 at the Harper's Bazaar bash at NYFW
Lupus, which is a lifelong disease, is when a person's immune system attacks its own healthy tissue instead of only attacking viruses and bacteria, causing inflammation.
And on Friday, Selena Gomez was spotted leaving her New York City apartment with her boyfriend The Weeknd.