The NBC News reporter Savannah Guthrie reported that Selena was in a critical condition in earlier summer. She explained that Selena told them that she was only two weeks away from kidney failure. She continued Selena's childhood friend Francia asked her if her kidney matches and they had the transplant.
Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa
In the interview, the twosome explained how the transplant was possible.
My kidneys were just done and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life and that was the day I came home when I found out and she volunteered (showing Francia Raisa) and did it.
Then when Savannah asked Selena if she thinks Francia saved her life, she replied:
Because she did. I guess I got to the point where it was really kind of life or death.
Selena further added with tears in eyes:
I just hope that we can help but I really do I don't think what we went through is easy and I just say I hope that this inspires people to feel good to know that there is really good people in the world.
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, 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. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
The interview comes over a months after their kidney was transplanted which was revealed through an Instagram post on September 15.