Selena Gomez breaks down in tear as she dedicates Billboard Award to her kidne donor, Francia Raisa
She literally saved her life.
And Selena Gomez broke down in tears as she thanked her kidney donor and best friend Francia Raisa at the Billboard Women Of The Year awards in Los Angeles on Thursday
Selena, who was named Woman Of The Year, was presented with the honor by Raisa and Elle Fanning.
Talking through tears, the 25-year-old said: ‘I think Francia should be getting this award. She saved my life… I feel incredibly lucky.’
‘Honestly, I couldn’t be more grateful for the position that I’ve been given in my career from 7 to 14 to now.
‘I want people to know that I respect the platform that I have so deeply because I knew that I wanted to be a part of something great, I wanted people to feel great.’
Selena went on to note how she recently went through some really ‘hard times’.
She said: ‘I feel like for me, with my music, I’ve been able to illustrate the things that I want.
‘And I’m reminded by a team of people who believe in me even when I don’t myself and I couldn’t be more luckier.’
And Francia was ‘really honoured’ for The 13 Reasons Why executive producer at the ceremony, as she later gushed over how proud she was of her best friend.
She told Billboard Online: ‘I’m really honoured to do this for her tonight. I was just glad I was able to do. I’m glad I was a match. She’s standing here and being honoured and I’ve seen her career continue to soar, it’s amazing.’
Selena’s title has previously been picked up by Taylor Swift, as well as fellow musicians including, Beyonce, Pink and Fergie.