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Selena Gomez gives tearful speech thanking friend who saved her life

03 December 2017, 12:53 | Erma Lawrence

Try Not to Cry Watching Selena Gomez's Emotional Billboard Woman of the Year Speech

Selena Gomez Tearfully Thanking Francia RaĆ­sa at Billboard's Women in Music Is Friendship Goals

"When people look up to me, I want them to see my life and have it reflect theirs and understand that if I can make it through everything that I've made it through and still making it through, you can do it as well". The 25-year-old gave a candid acceptance speech where she spoke about her kidney transplant in September this year. "I am so grateful for all the older women who have lifted all of us up because I couldn't be here without any of you".

The "Wolves" singer accepted her award for Billboard's woman of the year with her friend Francia Raisa by her side.

In September, Gomez revealed in a vulnerable Instagram post that - as outcome of her lupus (she was diagnosed in 2013) - she was forced to undergo emergency kidney transplant surgery earlier this year.

Gomez has been abundantly introspective, which was clear from the accompanying interview she did for the December 9 issue of Billboard.

Gomez, who was spotted again with the Biebs on the heels of her breakup with the "Starboy" crooner, explained her reunion with Bieber this way: "I cherish people who have really impacted my life".

SelGo was also asked how she feels about women in Hollywood coming forward about being sexually abused/harassed in the past.

Gomez's thanked her team, talked about the platform she has been given, and thanked the female artists who first paved the way for her to become a star.

"I feel incredibly lucky", she continued. "She [saved my life]", Gomez said.

"Just seeing my friend get sick, and more sick, and more sick was hard but at the same time so positive for our friendship". I love deeply and I think that's just who I am. "I feel like I'm crowning this year's prom queen".

She told Billboard Online: 'I'm really honoured to do this for her tonight. In acting and in film, you're around a much more stable community.



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