Tell it like it is. Selena Gomez became candid about why her hands were shaking after fans began to worry about her health.
“I am shaking because of my lupus medication,” 30-year-old Gomez wrote in the comments section of a TikTok video posted on Wednesday, Jan. 25. “Also read my disclaimer. I’m not a pro.”
Gomez’s response was directed to a social media user who mocked the Only kills in the building star for having unsteady hands during a makeup tutorial she posted earlier this month.
In the original clip, Gomez removed makeup and applied skin care products while making silly faces at the camera.
“PSA I got most of these products for free. I don’t just roll like that everywhere. Use a serum to remove makeup before washing,” she captioned the video. “It breaks it up nicely. Also, use a sponge to wipe the eyes to gently treat the eyes when removing makeup. K I’m done pretending I know what I’m talking about.’
The “Lose You to Love Me” singer has been open about her health issues over the years. In 2014, Gomez revealed her lupus diagnosis, which the Mayo Clinic defines as “a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs.” Three years later, the Disney Channel alum underwent a kidney transplant along with her longtime boyfriend Francia Raisa as her donor.
“So I found out I had to have a kidney transplant because of my lupus and was recovering. It was what I had to do for my overall health,” Gomez wrote via Instagram in September 2017 alongside a photo of her and the How I met your father star, 34, holding hands in hospital. “There are no words to describe how I can 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 your sister so much.”
The following year, the “Back to You” singer got candid about how the autoimmune disease has changed her outlook over the years.
“Honestly, I’ve backed off a bit. I enjoy my life. I don’t really think about anything that causes me stress anymore, which is really nice,” she said during a June 2018 appearance on Good morning America. “I don’t even live in LA anymore. … I don’t pay attention to getting people to like me the same way.
For her part, in March of that year, Raisa shared some of the challenges she and Gomez faced after their surgeries.
“Recovery was difficult. I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to drink anything. Selena also had a complication,” the Adult actress said in a March 2018 interview with W magazine. “A few hours after our surgery, I woke up and got a text from her saying, ‘I’m really scared.’ “My kidney was very active and when it rotated I broke an artery. They had to take her to emergency surgery and take a vein out of her leg and build a new artery to hold my kidney in place. She could have been dead.”
Although Gomez and Raisa’s BFF status dates back to 2007, the two longtime friends hit a snag in their relationship last year when Gomez said she only had “one boyfriend in the world.” [entertainment] industry” during a November 2022 interview with Rolling stone.
“I never fit in with a cool group of girls who were celebrities,” she explained. “My only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift]so I remember feeling like I didn’t fit in.”
After the Wizards of Waverly Place alum’s quotes were flagged via Instagram, Raisa seemingly expressing her annoyance at being left out of the conversation. “Interesting,” she wrote in the comments. Fans also noticed that the the The secret life of the American teenager alum unfollowed Gomez on social media.
“Sorry I didn’t mention every person I know,” Gomez later responded via TikTok to an influencer’s clip Stephanie Tleiji (@stephwithdadeets) breaking up the alleged feud.