Selena Gomez opened up a few months ago about the kidney transplant she received while she remained under the radar. We're now learning from her kidney donor and best friend, Francia Raisa, that Selena narrowly escaped death following the procedure.
In an interview with W Magazine, Raisa talked about the serious complications Gomez suffered during her kidney transplant last summer, saying she could have died.
"Recovery was hard," she said. "I didn't want to eat, I didn't want to drink anything. 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 it turned I broke an artery. 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."
Selena had previously discussed the six-hour surgery that doctors had to perform because of the flipped kidney. "I'm very grateful that there are people who know what to do in that situation," Selena said in a sit-down Good Morning America interview, explaining that a normal kidney transplant takes two hours.
Selena and Francia are both fully recovered and spending 2018 living their best lives.