Selena Gomez: I would have died if it wasn't for kidney transplant

Jay Jacobs
October 30, 2017

"That was it", a tearful Gomez told Savannah Guthrie in a sitdown with donor Francia Raisa, set to air Monday and Tuesday on "Today".

Gomez revealed she had received a transplant on September 14 by sharing a photograph on Instagram of her and Francia lying side-by-side in their hospital beds holding hands.

The singer and her friend Francia Raisa, who donated the kidney, spoke to Today's Savannah Guthrie in an interview that will air in the U.S. on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time).

Selena Gomez and the friend who donated a kidney to her recently sat down for an exclusive NBC News interview to describe the emotional details that led to the procedure earlier this year.

"You feel that Francia saved your life", Guthrie says. "That was it and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life...and she volunteered and did it".

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"There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my attractive friend Francia Raisa". I am incredibly blessed.

In a previous Instagram post, the pop star addressed the concerns of her fans, who were perceptive enough to observe something was off when she wasn't promoting her music. I love you so much sis, ' she wrote.

'I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process. Raisa's mother Virginia Almendarez said "They're like sisters".

"Because she did. That's it", Gomez answered matter-of-factly.

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