In the second part of her interview, Selena Gomez got extremely emotional while she was praising her friends for standing by her the whole time. She admitted that she cut out everyone in her life during her treatment.
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A year ago Selena privately sought treatment for her Lupus in Nashville for three months.
‘I took some time off. I needed to get my mind right and be healthy,’ she said on the Today Show October 31.
‘I removed myself from everyone in my life.’ That included her best friend, Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney to Selena and helped save her life.
‘We went six months without speaking,’ Francia confessed.
Selena added that she’s feeling incredibly lucky that friends like Francia didn’t give up on her, even though she wasn’t there for them during all that time.
‘It’s just the fact that you have people in your life that understand where you are,’ she gushed, ‘and not judge you for it.’
‘It was a huge lesson in friendship for me…and trust,’ Francia explained.
‘Because it’s easy to feel offended and want to be there, but you have to let them go through their own thing.’
Selena said during the interview that she’s feeling better than she has in years ever since she had her kidney transplant over the summer.
‘I don’t think I made the right decisions because I didn’t accept it,’ she admitted.
‘And that’s extremely selfish, and, at the same time, really just unnecessary. I’m not really proud of that. I’m definitely the hardest person on myself, for sure.’
She continued saying that, ‘I don’t think I ever accepted the position I had [as a celebrity].’
‘It was me almost feeling guilty about fame. People could see my position and think — they have it all figured out, they have everything, they get to live this cool life. [Really], you’re isolated. You’re being looked at, you’re being judged. I always want to be nice and I want to be great — that’s genuinely who I am, deep down — but it just seemed pointless.’
Selena concluded, ‘I don’t want people to think it’s a sad thing that I went through with Francia or with anything in my life. Because at the end of the day, I think all the stuff I went through made me and defined everything that I am right now. I think it’s a really beautiful thing and I have to remind myself that it’s not a negative experience.’