Selena Gomez’s Life Threatening Kidney Transplant Complications Have Been Revealed By Her BFF Donor

9 March 2018, 10:35 | Updated: 9 March 2018, 10:41

Selena Gomez & Francia Raisa

Sel's surgery didn't quite go as planned and her donor Francia Raisa has now revealed the details of exactly what went wrong...

Fans were shocked when the news that Selena Gomez had to undergo a kidney transplant broke and now her BFF and kidney donor Francia Raisa has revealed that Selena almost died after she crushed an artery.

It turns out that the artery broke during her surgery and doctors had to reconstruct one from another artery in her leg - how do surgeons even cope under that kind of pressure!?

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Speaking to W Magazine in a recent interview, Francia revealed, "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 she turned, she broke an artery."


A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) onNov 29, 2017 at 2:04pm PST

She went on to add, “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.”

The pair were obviously very close before the kidney transplant and since have become even tighter friends with Selena labelling Francia as her sister.

When Selena Gomez went quiet on social media for a while back in 2016, it prompted a huge response from people wondering where she'd gone and hoping that she was ok, before Selena revealed the kidney transplant news.


A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) onSep 14, 2017 at 3:07am PDT

Even though she was diagnosed with Lupus a few years ago, fans were still shocked to learn their idol was undergoing serious life-saving surgery behind closed doors.

Writing alongside the three pictures she posted, Selena commented, '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.'


A post shared by Francia Raísa (@franciaraisa) onOct 29, 2017 at 2:30pm PDT

'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.'

It must've been a hugely difficult time for Selena and it goes to show just how strong she is to get through something like this whilst trying to keep everything private.

Selena Gomez
Picture: Instagram

The pics that Selena posted on Insta have already gained over 10.5 million likes comments with many fans sharing messages such as 'Stay strong both of you!' and 'Everyone needs a friend like this'.

Since the transplant Selena has been back making music and also reignited her romance with Justin Bieber, so we're glad all seems to be going ok!

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