April 23, 2024

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Selena Gomez looks back on her 2017 kidney transplant

Selena Gomez looks back on her 2017 kidney transplant

Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa have a long history. (photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Selena Gomez, who underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, is once again talking about just how much How did you meet your father? Actress Francia Raisa donated a kidney.

Gomez said on Friday’s episode of the show my dear…a series on Apple TV+ that profiles “game-changing icons,” including activist Malala Yousafzai and the late Vogue magazine Editor André Leon Talley. “The idea of ​​someone not even guessing they’re a donor was incredibly overwhelming.”

the Only murders in the building The star recalled that one moment her “best friend” said she was going to be tested to see if she was a potential match, and it was almost as if the next – three days later in fact – they were given the medical green light.

“It was one of those moments when I felt watched,” said Gomez, who needed the transplant as a result of her struggles with lupus. “I know I’ve been very lucky, so I understand that it doesn’t happen to a lot of people and I know the outcome of some of these situations and how serious those situations are, so I don’t take it lightly that it happened to me in this way.”

Gomez, who’s also been open about her mental health, documented the date she was planted with a tattoo that matches one that belonged to Raisa.

Although it’s unclear when the episode was filmed, it aired nearly four months after speculation that the two were on bad terms. Gomez said in a November 2022 interview with Rolling Stone that Taylor Swift wasmy only friend Really in the industry,” Raisa reportedly commented “interesting” on an Instagram post about the quote, to which Gomez later replied, “Sorry I didn’t mention everyone I know. “

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It was rumored years ago that the women had a falling out over some of Gomez’s work.”Unhealthy choicesAnd then she gets close again. (The president told Yahoo Life in July that she had to adjust her diet after the operation.)

But there shouldn’t be any question of where Gomez is now.

“I think it had to happen the way it did in order for me to get to where I am,” Gomez said of the transplant on the show. “I was supposed to get through it to do something for others.”