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Selena Gomez Nearly DIED from Kidney Transplant: New Details

According to recent reports, Justin Bieber wanted to get back together with Selena Gomez last year after he realized that he nearly lost his ex to a kidney transplant.

The dangerous procedure made Bieber realize just how much Selena truly meant to him.

But was Justin aware of just how close we all came to truly losing Selena?

Forever?!?

In a new interview with W Magazine, Francia Raisa opens up about the unique donation she made to her best friend last summer.

The actress, who currently stars on Grown-ish, actually gave Gomez her kidney, following complications from Selena’s Lupus diagnosis that caused this organ of her to shut down.

Shortly after news of this procedure went public, Raisa said she didn’t even think twice about the life-saving gift, stating simply and admirably:

“I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.”

Pretty incredible, right?

Now, meanwhile, Raisa is sharing new details about the surgery, specifically about how Selena nearly died as a result of the very serious ordeal.

 
Francia Raisa, Selena Gomez Together

“Recovery was hard,” Raisa tells W. “I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to drink anything.”

From there, the actress revealed shocking and upsetting information about Gomez, something we had notpreviously heard in regard to her kidney transplant:

“Selena did have a complication, too. A few hours after our surgery, I woke up and had a text from her that said, ‘I’m really scared.’ My kidney was very active, and when it turned I broke an artery.

“They had to take her into emergency surgery and get a vein from her leg and build a new artery to keep my kidney in place.

“She could have died.”

Wow. 

What else is there to say, but… wow.

Selena has talked here and there about the exhaustion she sometimes experiences as a result of her Lupus.

It has caused her to cancel a few concerts and to take a few breaks from the spotlight on occasion.

But she didn’t make public just how serious the illness had become last year, remaining silent about the kidney transplant until after it was successful and both she and Raisa were on a path to recovery.

At that time, she posted the following picture (which has been Liked over 10 million times) and wrote the following lengthy caption…

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.

Gomez did briefly touch on this complication in her chat with Savannah Guthrie in October of 2017, telling the Today anchor at the time:

“It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, and the normal kidney process is actually two hours. Apparently, one of the arteries had flipped.

“I’m very thankful that there are people that know what to do in that situation.”

Still, we had no idea Selena nearly died as a result.

We’re ever so grateful that she survived.

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Selena Gomez: Fighting With Kidney Donor Friend Over Justin Bieber?!

Selena Gomez recently underwent a harrowing ordeal that seems to have left her with a new lease on life and a closer bond with a friend who’s now been promoted to soul mate status.

We’re talking, of course, about Selena’s decision to get back together with Justin Bieber.

Yes, strange as it seems, Bieber and Gomez are once again an item following her breakup with The Weeknd.

Did the timing of the decision have anything to do with Selena’s recent life-saving kidney transplant?

We may never know for certain, how it impacted her feelings toward the Biebs, but sources say Justin decided to devote himself to winning Selena back when he learned that she almost died.

Of course, as is so often the case with Justin’s love life, there’s a third party involved in this situation.

This time, however, it’s not an anxious groupie nervously answering Justin’s Patrick Bateman-like trivia questions about how many hits he’s recorded.

No, we’re referring to Francia Raisa, the woman who made a serious bid for the title of BFF of the Year by donating her kidney to Selena.

It seems that like millions of others, Francia is not thrilled with the idea of a Jelena reconciliation.

In fact, she’s downright against it.

The reason, according to Radar Online, is simple:

Francia feels that Justin will hurt Selena again, and she’s sick of consoling her friends for making the same mistake over and over.

“Selena’s friends bore the brunt of her sadness when Bieber broke her heart time after time over all these years,” a source close to the situation tells Radar.

“Everyone knows this reunion is very bad news,” the insider adds.

But while Selena’s inner circle is apparently unanimously opposed to the rekindled romance, no one has voiced their opposition more loudly than Francia:

“But its Francia who’s the most vocal — she’s saying she didn’t donate a body organ to save Selena’s life only for her to go and ruin it by running back to him,” says the source.

We’re not sure how the rules work on that.

If you donate an organ to someone, does that give you power over them for the rest of their life?

If so, we need to get on this biological gift bandwagon.

We don’t really need two kidneys, but we do need autonomy over the lives of our friends and family.

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Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa: How Their Friendship Led to a Kidney Transplant!

Early Thursday morning, Selena Gomez revealed that she’d had a kidney transplant after her friend, Francia Raisa, donated it.

Even at the time, we figured that she wasn’t Instagramming the news live from the hospital bed. When Selena was seen out and about that day, it was even more obvious.

Now we know a little more about her surgery timeline — and what inspired Francia to make such a generous, beautiful donation.

Francia Raisa is clearly a ride-or-die kind of friend.

Selena Gomez was diagnosed with Lupus in 2015.

In October of that year, she revealed this information with the world and revealed that part of her treatment involved undergoing chemotherapy.

Lupus is a serious and sometimes fatal illness, so even a treatment as intense as chemo is sometimes necessary.

In May of this year, Selena suffered kidney failure and was rushed to the hospital.

In June, she underwent a kidney transplant, receiving the vital organ from her friend and “sister,” fellow actress Francia Raisa.

And now we know more about her:

Sources tell Us Weekly a little more about Selena Gomez’s friends and how Francia came to make this monumentally generous decision.

“Francia and Selena are like sisters. There’s a group of girls who have always stuck close to Selena.”

That’s good to hear.

And, of course, we already knew that Francia and Selena were like sisters — they use that word to describe each other all of the time on social media.

“Her inner circle is very tight and everyone protects Selena. Francia comes from a big family … Selena is like a sister to her. Selena didn’t ask Francia to be tested as a match — Francia is the kind of person who would offer to do that for any one of her friends.”

What a remarkable, amazing woman.

“Francia told a few people in her inner circle that she was donating one of her kidneys, but no one knew who it was for.”

That’s a huge secret to keep under wraps for so long.

“A lot of people in their inner circle knew that Francia was undergoing surgery but really didn’t ask too many questions.”

That sounds so dramatic, right? “Inner circles” and “not asking questions” sound like things that you’d say about a secret society or a cult.

This is just a group of friends.

(Believe me; if there were a cult revering Selena Gomez, I’d know … because I’d be part of it)

Francia has already spoken out, saying that giving Selena her kidney changed her own life.

Us‘ sources provided an update on how Francia is doing, and what was behind her remarkable choice.

“Francia is totally fine now, she’s back to normal. Francia lives a very healthy lifestyle and she’s busy with work. The recovery time for her was very quick.”

That’s wonderful news.

“They’ve always been very spiritual and into God, and even more so now. They both prayed a lot about this surgery and once Selena’s health issues got worse.”

Faith can be a powerful comfort and a great way for two people to bond.

“They’ve thought of each other as sisters, and beyond their obvious bond through work and womanhood, they also share a lot through their faith and being Latina. Francia is incredibly supportive and would provide a shoulder to cry on for any friend in need. She really is a wonderfully special person.”

Us Weekly also connected the dots and figured out a bit more about Selena’s surgery timeline.

Last month, Selena Gomez praised the work of Director Josh Sadie and producer Sebastian Bear Mc-Clard while hosting a screening for their film, Good Time.

That’s no big deal on its own, of course — Selena is vocal about supporting her friends.

And nothing about enjoying a movie screams “I have somebody else’s kidney!”

But at that screening, Selena revealed that she had been on bed rest in recent weeks.

At the time, that could have been anything — but most assumed that it had something to do with Selena’s battle with Lupus.

it did. Just … because she had just received a kidney transplant.

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