Selena Gomez reflects on the 2017 kidney transplant

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

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 speaking out about how how i met your father the actress Francia Raisa having donated a kidney to him meant it.

“I will never, ever be more indebted to anyone than Francia,” Gomez said on Friday’s episode of Dear…an Apple TV+ series that features “game-changing icons,” including activist Malala Yousafzai and the late vogue editor André Léon Talley. “The idea of ​​someone not even considering being a donor was incredibly overwhelming.”

THE Only murders in the building The star recalled that at one point her “best friend” said she was going to get tested to see if she was a potential compatibility, and it looked like the next day – actually three days later – they had received the medical green light.

“It was one of those times when I felt watched,” said Gomez, who needed a transplant following his battle with lupus. “I know I’ve been so, so, so lucky. I understand that doesn’t happen to a lot of people and I know the outcome of some of these situations and how serious they are, so I don’t take how lightly it happened to me like that.”

Gomez, who has also been open about her mental health, documented her transplant date with a tattoo that matches Raisa’s.

Although it is unclear when the episode was filmed, it aired approximately four months after speculation that the two were on bad terms. Gomez said in a November 2022 interview with rolling stone that Taylor Swift was “my only friend in the industry really”, and Raisa reportedly commented “interestingly” on an Instagram post about the quote, to which Gomez later replied, “Sorry I didn’t mention all the people I know.”

Years earlier, the women were rumored to have disagreed over some of Gomez’s “unhealthy choices” and then become close again. (Raisa told Yahoo Life in July that she had to adjust her own diet after the surgery.)

But there should be no question as to where Gomez stands now.

“I think it had to happen like this for me to get to where I am,” Gomez said of the transplant on the show. “I was supposed to come by to do something for others.”

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