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Selena Gomez Opens Up on ‘Life or Death’ Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez Opens Up on ‘Life or Death’ Kidney Transplant

Singer Selena Gomez sat down for her first TV interview since her kidney transplant revelation!

In an interview with NBC News, Gomez revealed that she was facing death before her close friend Francia Raisa agreed to donate a kidney to her. She said, "I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death.”

Gomez emphasized that Raisa saved her life, saying, “My kidneys were just done. That was it and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life. And she volunteered and did it."

Gomez was in need of a kidney transplant due to her battle with lupus. According to the National Kidney Foundation, systemic lupus erythematosus does harm to the skin, joints, kidneys and brain.

Last month, Selena revealed that she was “laying low” during the summer because she was recovering from the surgery. She wrote on Instagram, "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."