Selena Gomez emotionally opened up about the secret kidney transplant that she underwent earlier this year in an exclusive interview with NBC News that aired on Monday’s Today.
Speaking alongside her kidney donor and actress friend, Francia Raisa, Gomez detailed the health complications from lupus, an autoimmune disease that she was diagnosed with five years ago.
Being only mere weeks from dialysis and in a life-threatening state of health, Gomez emotionally shared the news with her friend and roommate Raisa, feeling hopeless over her health circumstances.
The evaluation process normally takes six months to complete, but due to Gomez’s faltering health, Raisa completed tests within a day.
A humbling experience for the both of them, Gomez credits Raisa for saving her life.
“As soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away,” Gomez explained.
In September, Gomez shared news of her kidney transplant in an Instagram post.