Selena Gomez broke down in tears when accepting Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year award.

The star was presented with the honour by her kidney donor and best friend Francia Raisa and actress Elle Fanning.

Selena said Francia should be getting the award because she saved her life.

In September, the 25 year old revealed that she had undergone kidney transplant surgery due to her lupus.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: -by grace through faith

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We feel a bit teary ourselves now!

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