Selena Gomez has opened up about her kidney transplant and how her companion and on-screen character Francia Raisa spared her life.
“My kidneys were quite recently done. That was it,” the vocalist said in a sad meeting on the Today Show on NBC News.
“I would not like to ask a solitary individual in my life and that was the day, when I got back home, I discovered she volunteered and did it.”
“You feel that Francia spared your life,” asked have Savannah Guthrie. “Since she did,” answered Gomez. “That is it.”
The 25-year-old pop artist experienced the transplant not long ago because of Lupus. Her companion and ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ on-screen character Raisa was her contributor.
The previous Disney star declared the news on Instagram by posting a photo of her and Raisa clasping hands on their clinic beds.
“There aren’t words to portray how I can thank my delightful companion Francia Raisa. She gave me a definitive blessing and relinquish by giving her kidney to me. I am extraordinarily honored. I adore you so much sister,” some portion of the photograph’s subtitle perused.
Raisa, 29, likewise shared the photograph and said she was “past thankful” to have had the chance to help her companion.
“I am past appreciative that God would believe me with something that spared an existence, as well as changed mine all the while,” she composed.
“This was a piece of our story, and we will share it soon, however what is imperative now is this isn’t the main story.”
The two stars are close and supposedly met in 2007 when the stars went to a kids’ doctor’s facility.
“Selena and I were in a similar gathering and we just clicked,” Raisa revealed to Latina magazine, and they have been companions from that point onward. Raisa’s mom Virginia Almendarez said “They’re similar to sisters.”
Gomez has been recouping since the transplant yet is set to play out her new single at the 2017 American Music Awards. The artist freely uncovered that she fights Lupus in 2015.