Selena Gomez details kidney transplant in emotional 'Today' interview

Selena Gomez's BFF Francia Raisa Reveals Why She Decided to Give Her a Kidney

Selena Gomez's BFF Francia Raisa Reveals Why She Decided to Give Her a Kidney

Selena, 25, and Francia, 29, explained how they reached the decision to undergo the surgery together.

Selena Gomez' new kidney "flipped" after she had a transplant.

Even though Gomez managed to keep her operation under wraps until she was ready to share it herself in September, it sounds like the issues that led to the transplant had been happening for some time. My kidneys were shutting down.

"I just really hope that we can help somebody".

Breaking down in tears, Gomez continued: "My kidneys were just done".

All of Gomez's family members had been tested to see if they were a donor match, but they weren't. "That was the day I came home and she volunteered, she did it". "I hadn't asked anything, I knew that she hadn't been feeling well". She goes, 'I don't know what to do. She volunteered and did it. The list is seven to ten years long.' And it just vomited out of me. But she came around, and luckily, Raisa was a physical match.

Selena revealed in 2015 she has been suffering from the complications of Lupus, an illness that attacks your healthy tissue and your organs.

"As soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away", Selena said.

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The singer and her roommate spent the evening before the surgery enjoying an indulgent meal and having their hair French braided.

"I was freaking out". Gomez's kidney apparently flipped inside her body, causing vast pain and an additional surgery. And her pal Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney to save Gomez's life, was right there by her side.

"I had to write a will which was scary".

Once they were settled in their space, the real recovery began.

And despite a "humbling" recovery process, during which Selena and Francia were only able to walk for about an hour a day and needed help doing everything, including taking showers, Selena said the ordeal has already had noticeable effects on her life.

'You can't do any stairs or play anything insane'. "It was a brutal process". And she goes, 'I don't know what to do.

Both stars have since bounced back from the kidney transplant surgery, which has ridden Selena of her arthritis, high blood pressure, and her lupus, which now only has a "three to five per cent chance" of returning, and she is hopeful that sharing their story will give others in similar circumstances optimism for their own futures. "My energy and my life has been better".

The clip was taken from the emotional interview, which will air in two parts on October 30 and Oct.ober 31.

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