AceShowbiz - Selena Gomez will finally make her comeback to the stage. It was confirmed on Twitter on October 26 that the "Hands to Myself" singer would hit the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on November 19. Selena will perform her brand new song "Wolves".
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Her performance at the event, which will be broadcast on ABC at 20:00 P.M., will mark her first major performance since receiving a kidney transplant from her best friend Francia Raisa. She shared the news on her Instagram, adding a picture of herself and Francia lying in hospital beds.
"I'm very aware some of my fans had noticed I was lying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn't promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of," she wrote. "So I found that 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."
Many celebrities have showed their support for Selena after she opened up about it. Kesha (previously known as Ke$ha), Lady GaGa and Selena's childhood best friend Demi Lovato were among those who applauded her for that. Kesha wrote on Instagram, "My heart is with @selenagomez and @ladygaga. We're all human & need self care. I hope both these icons heal safe & feel good. Such wonderful role models for being so honest with a very critical world."
During her recovery, the former Disney star decided to donate more than $500,000 for Lupus Research Alliance. The CEO of the group Kenneth Farber told E! News that Selena had supported the organization in many ways.
"Selena's openness and strong emotional connection to her worldwide audience has brought extraordinary awareness to a disease that is typically overlooked," he said. "Selena has supported our organization in many ways. Together her appeals have raised almost $500,000 for research funded by Lupus Research Alliance."