Selena Gomez confessed that she didn't fully grasp the seriousness of her lupus when she was diagnosed a few years ago.
Speaking at the Breaking Through Gala benefiting the Lupus Research Alliance on Monday night, the singer, 25, said she was warned by doctors that she had lupus nephritis and that meant she might need a kidney transplant one day.
'Maybe I wasn't necessarily really good at knowing what that meant so it actually got to a point where it was life-or-death,' she boldly told the audience."
"I'd like to see the day when all young women can realize their dreams of life without a Lupus," she said. "This is why I am committed to the Lupus Research Alliance. So that none of us are alone, especially the young women that I have grown up with and heard many, many stories."
"I just want to say thank you and I hope we can do something for all of the younger people who need to know what this means."