WATCH: Selena Gomez Opens Up About Kidney Transplant

WATCH: Selena Gomez Opens Up About Kidney Transplant
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

28 Oct 2017

Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant a few months ago which saved her life. 

Now Selena, along with her best friend and donor Francia Raisa have sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC’s The Today Show.

In a preview of the interview Selena said “I guess I got to the point where it was really, kind of, life or death.”

The full interview will air next week. 

The 25-year-old underwent the transplant due to her ongoing battle with Lupus, and the former Disney star announced the news via Instagram by posting a picture of her and Francia holding hands on their hospital beds.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. 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. And finally, 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. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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