Selena Gomez shows off kidney surgery scar while sunbathing in Australia

ABC/Image Group LAAfter it was reported last week that Selena Gomez was “taking some time to herself,” the singer has been spotted hanging out on a yacht in Sydney, Australia sans Justin Bieber.

Selena was photographed in a bikini, smiling, sunbathing and reading a book while on board the boat with a few friends. Her kidney transplant complication scar is visible on her inner thigh. As her kidney donor and friend Francia Raisa explained in a recent interview, Selena had to have emergency surgery following the transplant; doctors took a vein from her leg to make a new artery.

“The weather was warm and [Selena and friends] spent the day laying on the deck tanning and eating lunch,” a source tells E! News. “They went under the Sydney Harbor Bridge and took pictures. Selena was hugging her friends and very happy. They had a lot of laughs together and seem very close.”

According to the source, Selena was Down Under for the Hillsong Colour Conference for women.

Last week, Entertainment Tonight reported that, while Selena and Justin have not broken up, Selena is taking a step back from the spotlight to take care of herself.

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