Over the years, Selena Gomez has been in a long battle with a disease that almost killed her.
The 25-year-old singer and actress had an autoimmune disease called Lupus (which is, also, coincidentally, the Latin word for “wolf”). This condition attacks the healthy body cells, and if it gets complicated, it can actually kill you.
And that is exactly what Selena Gomez managed to escape. She had a kidney transplant which saved her life. The donor was her her long-time friend Francia Raisa.
Keep scrolling to find out what Selena Gomez had to say after the surgery.
“I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death. My kidneys were just done.”- said Selena, referring to the procedure on the Today TV show.
Selena admitted that she didn’t want to ask anyone for aid.
“That was it and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life … and she volunteered and did it.”-she added.
So she credited her 29-year-old friend for donating.
When she was asked if she was feeling rescued by her friend.
Selena replied: “Because she did. That’s it.”
Gomez officially revealed that she had an operation on social media in September.
She confessed feeling “incredibly blessed”
And she felt like that because she had a friend who was willing to make such a huge “sacrifice”.
Selena posted a photo where she and her friend were laying in a hospital bed, and the caption was:
“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly 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 you so much sis (sic).”
What Francia had to say about this was: “I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.”