Selena Gomez opens up on 'life or death' kidney donation

Kelly Massey
October 30, 2017

In their first joint interview since the surgery, Gomez told United States network NBC: "My kidneys were just done".

Then The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie brought up the fact that Gomez feels Raisa saved her life.

TODAY released a clip on Friday, showing Gomez on the verge of tears as she discusses the experience. "I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death".

Raisa, 29, is an actress best known for her role on the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. "And she [Raisa] volunteered and did it". She said was recovering from a kidney transplant procedure - and she thanked Raisa for being there for her.

The former Disney star announced the news on Instagram by posting a picture of her and Raisa holding hands on their hospital beds.

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'There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my handsome friend Francia Raisa.

Gomez, who has since bounced back to work, also revealed that she did not want to ask "a single person" for an organ when she discovered she needed the transplant. I am incredibly blessed.

Selena Gomez also underwent chemotherapy as part of her treatment. "I love you so much sis", part of the photo's caption read.

'I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.

Gomez has publicly battled lupus for the past two years.

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