Try Not to Cry Watching Selena Gomez’s Incredible ‘Billboard’ Woman of the Year Speech

In mid-September, Selena Gomez revealed some surprising news: Due to complications from lupus, she underwent a kidney transplant., and her best friend Francia Raisa was the donor. “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa,” Gomez wrote on Instagram at the time. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

Gomez tearfully talked about Raisa and the procedure again a month later during an interview with Today anchor Savannah Guthrie. “She [saved my life],” Gomez said. “That’s it. I got to the point where it was life and death.”

Selena sang Raisa’s praises a third time—again fighting back tears—during Billboard‘s Women in Music event Thursday night (November 30). Raisa and Elle Fanning presented Gomez with the Woman of the Year Award, and Gomez used her speech as an opportunity to thank her friend for donating her kidney.

“To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life,” Gomez said. She and Raisa immediately started crying after this, and the audience erupted in a rapturous applause. Mary J. Blige, who was at the event, also appeared visibly moved.

Watch the moment happen for yourself in the video, below:

“With my music, I’ve really been able to illustrate the things I want,” Gomez also said during her speech. “I’ve never felt this proud to be a woman in the industry than I do today. And that’s because I actually feel comfortable with every single woman that’s encouraged me.”

Related Posts

Selena Gomez Shines in White Sequin Gown at 2024 SAG Awards: PICS

Selena Gomez is in the building! The 31-year-old actress arrived in style on Saturday at the 2024 SAG Awards, where she is nominated alongside her Only Murders in the Building cast and crew. Gomez showed up solo, sans boyfriend Benny …

The most beautiful fat girl in Hollywood shows off her beautiful figure on a yacht

Recently on her personal Instagram page, Selena Gomez posted a series of photos and clips of hanging out with friends. She attracted attention by showing off her beautiful figure on a yacht. In the picture, this 31-year-old beauty is …

""

Selena Gomez’s diet plan and exercise routine helps increase muscle, reduce fat, and have an attractive body

But, like a warrior, Selena Gomez doesn’t mind, on the contrary, she constantly posts about loving herself and accepting who she is. To stay healthy after the trauma of lupus, she enlisted the help of her longtime trainer and decided …

'Tình mới' của Selena Gomez từng là bạn thân với Justin Bieber- Ảnh 3.

Selena Gomez’s ‘new love’ used to be close friends with Justin Bieber

Even though they haven’t been together for long, Selena Gomez completely trusts, feels safe and secure when she’s with Benny Blanco. The “Queen of Instagram” always gives compliments to her boyfriend and affirms that Benny is the best …

Selena Gomez Wears Custom Blush-Pink Corset to Announce Rare Beauty’s Newest Launch — and You Can Match Her!

The top Selena Gomez wore to launch her latest Rare Beauty product, the Soft Pinch Luminous Powder Blush, is available to preorder on the Undone by Kate website. Selena Gomez’s wardrobe may be full of  rare  items, but her latest piece …

5 songs that created Selena Gomez’s success

Come & get it: Come & get it is Selena Gomez’s first song to break into the top 10 of the US music chart, landing at number 6. The song is the single that paved the way for her debut album as a solo singer. hers. The product …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *