Selena received “Women of the year award” on stage at Billboard by her friend Francia Raisa alongside the actress named Elle Fanning. Selena shed into tears as she thanked her best friend for saving her life, giving a new life to her.
There was news which circulated all around in mid-September on the internet that Selena has some complications from lupus and she went through a kidney transplant. The kidney was donated by her best friend named Francia Raisa as she was the donor. When Gomez went through the surgery she said “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend, Francia Raisa,” on Instagram she also added “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much, sis.”
Selena Gomez was full of tears when talking about Francia Raisa in an interview with Today anchor Savannah Guthrie where she said “She [saved my life],” Gomez further said “That’s it. I got to the point where it was life and death.”
While receiving the award on the stage of Billboard Women and Music Awards, held on Thursday night (November 30th). Selena again praised her best friend and kidney donor. She thanked Francia Raisa as she and actress Elle Fanning presented Selena the award for Women of the Year. Selena used this event as an opportunity to thank and praise her best friend. As she is fortunate enough to have a best friend like her who saved her life by donating a kidney to her.
Selena further added “To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life,” Her friend Francia and actress Elle Fanning started crying right after hearing these words from Selena Gomez. The Audience also applauded and their eyes were full of tears.
Afterwards, Selena composed herself and continued further says: “I feel incredibly lucky… Honestly, I couldn’t be more grateful for the position I’ve been given in my career – from seven to fourteen, to now. I want people to know I respect the platform that I have so deeply”.
At last Selena finished her speech by saying “Specifically this year, I would like to thank my amazing team and my family because they stuck with me through some really hard times. I got to do a lot this year, even though I had a couple of other things to do.”
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