Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Kidney Transplant Complications

Erica Roy
October 31, 2017

Raisa was sharing a house with Gomez when she realized how weak her friend was becoming. "She couldn't open a water bottle one day and she chucked it and just started crying". "I had to write a will, which was scary because there's no guarantee you'll wake up", she shared, adding that her mom didn't want to be there until she woke up (totally understandable).

"It was hard because you constantly had to ask for help", Raisa said. But she was living with Raisa at the time, and one day, Gomez just broke down and told her everything.

The 25-year-old singer received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa in a life-saving operation over the summer, and though she woke up feeling fine after the procedure, she had an excruciating pain afterwards when she tried to nap and had to get back on the surgeon's table.

The Dear White People actress went through the full evaluations to see if she'd be a match, completing a process that usually takes about six months in a single day because of the "emergency" situation.

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Unlikely HeroesSelena Gomez and her friend Francia Raisa are opening up about the kidney transplant that saved Selena's life. "My mentality was to keep going", she said.

"I was freaking out". "It was a six hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours".

The recovery process was tough. They were on bed rest and were only allowed to walk around for one hour each day.

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"What I wanted more than anything was for us to be together, so I got a space for us to be in together", Selena said.

The limitations were particularly tough for Francia to get used to when it came to bathing and changing.

Gomez has been open about her battle with lupus for several years, and first revealed in 2015 that she'd undergone chemotherapy to treat the disease.

Raisa agreed to donate her organ on the spot. "One of the most humbling experiences was needing help to like, put on underwear", Francia said.

The former Disney Channel star revealed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus in 2015. They also couldn't dress themselves or take a shower. "It was a really brutal process". My lupus -there's about a 3-5 percent chance it'll ever come back.

Gomez added with a laugh, "Well, you did a little peace sign, and then you went out". "I really do. I don't think what we went through was easy, I don't think it was fun". My blood pressure is better. "I just hope this inspires people to feel good and to know that there is really good people in the world".

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