Selena Gomez suffers from lupus disease and her doctors told her she needed a kidney transplant because of life-threatening complications.

Her friend Francia Raisa, who was compatible, offered to give him one of his kidneys and they had surgery this summer, which saved the life of the star.

The singer opened up about this scary situation as she gave a speech at the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala in New York on Monday night and acknowledged that things were more serious than she left believe in her admirers.

“I’m really honored to be here with you all tonight, my lupus community. As many of you know, or know now, I was diagnosed with lupus five or six years ago, said Selena Gomez. I talked about my situation to raise awareness about the disease. After many tests to monitor my kidneys, my doctors told me that I had lupus nephropathy, one of the complications of lupus. They told me I needed a kidney transplant. “

In suggesting that she would have liked to postpone the procedure before realizing the seriousness of the situation, Selena Gomez added: “Maybe I was not necessarily good at knowing what that meant, so it happened to the point where it was life or death. Fortunately, one of my best friends gave me her kidney and it was the ultimate gift of life. And I’m pretty good now. “

Selena Gomez has re-emerged in the spotlight in recent days. She went to the American Music Awards this Sunday where she performed her new piece Wolves. In addition, she wore a beautiful yellow dress that went perfectly with her blond dyed hair as she posed for the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala photographers Monday night.