Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez Thanks Her Fans for Support During Kidney Transplant Recovery

Selena Gomez is grateful for her caring and devoted fans.

Gomez addressed the audience during the annual WE Day celebration (which was taped in Los Angeles back in April and aired last night) to talk about her recent health issues and how it helped her want to give back.

“You are focusing on making the world a more hopeful place and you encourage me and all of my friends to do the same,” Gomez told the audience.

She then spoke about her kidney transplant, saying, “As maybe some of you know, I had a kidney transplant this year and so many people from across the country reached out and they offered their support. And others told me how hearing my story helped them find their own courage and helped other people want to get involved and donate. They reminded me how lucky I am to have a platform where I can share with you guys and I can pay the love forward.”

As The Blast first reported, Selena received a kidney transplant from her BFF Francia Raísa last summer. Raísa spoke out about how Selena had a complication following the surgery and “could have died,” until an artery in her leg was taken and used to save her life.