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Billboard: “My friend saved my life,” says Selena Gomez

Billboard: "My friend saved my life," says Selena Gomez

Instant emotions to Billboard. Sacred “Woman of the Year” at the Billboard Awards in Hollywood Thursday, Selena Gomez took the opportunity to thank Francia Raisa, her long-time friend, who gave her a kidney to fight her lupus.

“Francia should have this prize because she saved my life”

In tears, Selena Gomez made a particularly moving speech, especially thanking her friend, who “saved her life”. “To be honest, I think Francia should have this award because she saved my life,” she says, as reported by the Purepeople website. I would like to thank my wonderful team and my family for staying with me during the difficult times. I could not be more grateful for the place I was given during my career. I have never felt so proud to be a woman in this industry. ”

Last September, the singer posted a very touching photo on Instagram. She was found in a hospital bed alongside Francia, her way of telling the world that she had just had a kidney transplant.

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

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