Selena Gomez Shows Off Her Scar In Emotional Post About Her Kidney Transplant

It can be so hard to share the parts of ourselves that we are most self-conscious about with the world. We've all posed for a photo in a particular way to hide an insecurity or planned an entire outfit around de-emphasizing areas we would rather not be on display. That pressure must be increased for celebrities with large social media followings, like Selena Gomez.

Selena Gomez is not just a fantastic musician.

She's also been a huge advocate for both mental and physical health, having been open about her diagnosis with Bipolar Disorder as well as her struggles with lupus, which she treated in the summer of 2017 by undergoing a kidney transplant.

Selena has opened up about the experience and her nervousness about the scar left from the surgery in a new Instagram post.

"When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up," she shared. Selena has a scar on her stomach and on her thigh from the procedure.

Selena proudly showed off the scar on her inner thigh in the post.

"Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through...and I’m proud of that," Selena captioned the post, adding that "All bodies are beautiful."

Fans flooded the comments with support for Selena's bravery.

"Love you, Selena! You're a strong one!" wrote one fan.

Professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya also commented, writing, "Congratulations, it takes a lot of courage to be brave. You are an amazing ambassador for everyone who is afraid to love them selves and deserves to be loved."

We couldn't agree more!