Selena Gomez, who was diagnosed with lupus (a chronic autoimmune disease) several years ago, has made a major donation to support research into the disease at the Keck School of Medicine of USC (the University of Southern California). The pop star made the donation to establish the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research.
The research program will focus on treating complications of the disease. Gomez was hopeful that the program would benefit many people in the long run.
“I continue to be optimistic about the progress being made in lupus research and am proud to support the promising work at Keck School of Medicine,” Gomez was quoted as saying by a People report. “I am hopeful for the millions of us around the world that may benefit from this.”
In 2015, in an interview with Billboard magazine, The “Good For You” singer revealed that she has lupus. In 2016, the star canceled some dates on her Revival tour to put her health first and took a much-needed break.