Selena Gomez Opens Up on 'Life or Death' Kidney Transplant

28 October, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Kristine Mills
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Her friend, actress Francia Raisa, was the donor.

One year later, as she began releasing new music, including the tracks "Bad Liar" and "Fetish", Gomez spoke to her fans about her kidney transplant, revealing that her friend Raisa stepped up and offered her kidney to her.

After keeping out of the spotlight over the summer, Gomez announced on Instagram in September that she had undergone the transplant. "And she volunteered and did it", the "Come & Get It" songstress told host Savannah Guthrie in the preview.

Raisa, who television fans may know best from her role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, met Gomez back in 2008 - and the two immediately hit it off.

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'So I found out I had to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recuperating. "There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my handsome friend Francia Raisa", Gomez wrote. I love you so much sis, ' she wrote. "Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery".

Her statement activated a wave of contributions to The Lupus Research Alliance: $500,000 was gathered in acknowledgment to it, the highest amount it has ever gotten.

'I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not just saved a life, however, altered mine while doing so. "It was a private thing between her and Selena", the source says, adding that they "always planned to speak out about it, but wanted to wait until they had healed and they were in a place where they could share their story on their terms".

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