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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Hitting The 'Life-Or-Death' Point In Her Lupus Battle In Emotional Speech

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Selena Gomez opens up more about her health.

Selena Gomez is continuing to raise awareness for Lupus after going public with her kidney transplant!

Delivering a candid speech at the Lupus Research Alliance in New York on Monday night, the 25-year-old opened up about her battle and how it became "life-or-death."

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Speaking to the audience, she shared:

"I am really honored to be here with all of you guys tonight, my Lupus community. As many of you know or might not know, I was diagnosed with Lupus about five or six years ago… I also want people to know why research is so important and why we must support the scientists who bring all the promise of new discovery."

The Wolves singer explained she learned her kidneys were affected by the disease, known as Lupus Nephritis, but it only got more serious:

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Sarah Hyland Goes OFF On Plastic Surgery Rumors: 'I Have Had The Worst Medical Year Of My Life'

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Sarah Hyland is shutting down the rumors.

Sarah Hyland hasn't had plastic surgery, and she's done with people talking about it!

The Modern Family starlet slammed an outlet for rumoring she's altered her face when in fact, she's been through the "worst medical year" of her life!

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She wrote on Twitter Wednesday:

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Selena Gomez Fights Back Tears In First Interview With Francia Raisa About Her Kidney Transplant

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Selena Gomez opens up about the life-saving surgery.

It's been over a month since it was revealed Selena Gomez had a kidney transplant due to her Lupus battle, and now she's sharing the details behind her health scare.

The songstress and her BFF/kidney donor Francia Raisa sat down with TODAY for their first joint interview, which will be airing Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31.

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In a promo clip for the show, the bonded besties emotionally talk about the live-saving surgery, with Selly saying:

"My kidneys were just done. That was it and I didn't want to ask a single person in my life… And she volunteered and did it."

It's hard not to tear up hearing her be so candid about such a scary time in her life! Watch the first look at the sit-down (below):

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Selena Gomez’s Mom Recalls Feeling 'Helpless' During Daughter’s Kidney Transplant

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Selena Gomez's BFF is family!

Selena Gomez and her best friend Francia Raisa have beautifully opened up about the kidney transplant that brought them closer together, and now Selly's mom is ready to speak out, too.

Following Francia's mom's interview about her daughter's selflessness, Mandy Teefey shared an emotional post to Instagram about feeling "helpless" over Selena's surgery.

Related: New Details About Why Selena's BFF Donated Her Kidney!

She shared via her production company's page, Kicked to the Curb Productions:

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New Details About Why Francia Raisa Donated Her Kidney To Selena Gomez & How She Kept It A Secret!

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Selena Gomez has an amazing inner circle!

Francia Raisa showed just how big her heart is when she donated her kidney to Selena Gomez at her time of need!

The bonded besties have both spoken out about the transplant, which is said to have been done in June at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

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More details are coming out about their close relationship, and just how they were able to keep the surgery a secret until now.

One source close to Francia told Us Weekly:

"Francia and Selena are like sisters. There's a group of girls who have always stuck close to Selena. Her inner circle is very tight and everyone protects Selena. Francia comes from a big family … Selena is like a sister to her. Selena didn't ask Francia to be tested as a match — Francia is the kind of person who would offer to do that for any one of her friends."

The 29-year-old couldn't have done more for Selena!

Even making sure to keep it a secret, the Dear White People star didn't fill anyone in on who would be receiving her organ:

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Selena Gomez's BFF Francia Raisa Speaks Out About Donating Her Kidney In Beautiful Post!

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Francia Raisa is the ultimate BFF!

Cue You've Got A Friend In Me!

Hours after Selena Gomez went public about her secret kidney transplant, Francia Raisa has decided to open up about her decision to donate her kidney to her best friend!

Related: 5 Things To Know About Francia!

As it's being reported by TMZ that the surgery was hard on the 29-year-old, leaving her unable to participate in any physical activities for two months after, she went on Instagram to write:

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5 Things To Know About Selena Gomez's Kidney Donor Francia Raisa!

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Meet Selena Gomez's best friend and donor!

Selena Gomez had a secret kidney transplant after her friend Francia Raisa graciously donated hers!

They're bonded for life now!

An Us Weekly source says the two "are the ultimate" bestiez, so it only makes sense for us to share insight into their beautiful and giving friendship!

Related: More Details About Selena's Kidney Transplant!

Here are five things to know about the 29-year-old:

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