Francia Raísa on the Complications from Donating a Kidney to Selena Gomez


  • Both Selena and Francia underwent 3 hours surgeries during the transplant process

  • Selena had a complication after the surgery: Raíse received a text from her stating, "I'm really scared." Selena broke an artery when she turned around because her new kidney was very active; they took her to emergency surgery and took a vein from her leg to keep the kidney in place. Selena could have died from this complication.

  • Both Selena and Francia went through a depression during the recovery.

  • Francia auditioned for Grownish two weeks after the surgery, despite the pain.

For reference, below is a picture of the scar on Selena's leg from her emergency surgery: