Selena Gomez says she's forever 'in debt' to kidney donor despite public fallout
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Selena Gomez says she will be forever 'in debt' to to the woman who donated her kidney to her.
Back in 2017, the actor's life was saved by one of her closest friends, Francia Raisa, after she she was diagnosed with Lupus. Here's what Gomez had to say about it in Apple TV+ series Dear:
Without thinking twice, Gomez says her pal offered to give up one of her kidneys to help her.
Following the successful transplant, the pair marked the occasion by getting matching tattoos of the date of the operation.
Gomez even thanked Francia during her acceptance speech at Billboard's 2017 Woman of the Year award.
She said: "To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life."
However, last year, rumours began circulating that the pair had fallen out over comments Gomez made about Taylor Swift.
She told Rolling Stone: “I never fit in with a cool group of girls that were celebrities. My only friend in the industry really is Taylor [Swift]... "
Gomez's remark was shared on Instagram by E! News, alongside a picture of Gomez and Swift after which screenshots began to emerge indicating Raisa had responded with a comment on the post.
Her comment appears to have since been deleted, but images shared online indicate she replied: "Interesting."
A quick search on Instagram would also show that Raisa no longer follows Gomez.
Reacting to the backlash she received over her comments, Gomez later said: "Sorry I didn't mention every person I know."
But while it's not clear when she filmed the episode of Apple TV+'s series Dear, Gomez was open about her love for Raisa and the debt she owes her.
In a clip from the episode, Gomez says: "I will never ever, ever be more in debt to a person than Francia.
"The idea of someone not even second-guessing to be a donor was unbelievably overwhelming."
Recalling the moment Raisa agreed to do it, Gomez added: "It was one of those moments where I felt watched over.
"I know I was so, so, so lucky. I understand that that doesn't happen for a lot of people and I know the outcome of some of those situations and how serious they are, so I do not take it lightly that it's happened to me that way."
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