Despite What The Weeknd Said, He was Never Going to Donate Kidney to Selena
The Weeknd is on our list… and not the good kind.
Last week, the 28-year-old musician dropped a surprise album, titled My Dear Melancholy. Throughout the tracks, the artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, seemingly documents his relationships with former girlfriends Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. One particular song that’s got everyone talking is “Call Out My Name” ’cause he implies that he was going to donate his kidney to the 25-year-old Disney Channel alum. And that is why Abel’s on our list — ’cause that’s not true!
According to Entertainment Tonight, “It’s just a lyric and he knew it would strum up attention and that people would interpret it exactly as they have, but he was never actually going to donate his kidney to Selena. Sure, he was her boyfriend at the time, so it perhaps crossed his mind to get tested to see if he was a match — which is incredibly rare — but it never got anywhere close to actually happening.”
“Selena would never, ever have asked him,” the site adds. “She wouldn’t have even wanted him to even entertain the idea! It was difficult enough for her to allow a lifelong friend to do it, but a new boyfriend? No way.”
“To be honest, they were never as intense as he’s making it seem,” the report concludes. “The Weeknd was always much more concerned with his career than his relationship. Selena leaned on friends and family during the surgery more than anyone.”
As we’re all aware, Selena’s longtime pal, Francia Raisa, donated her kidney to the “Wolves” crooner last year, after complications from 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: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
All of that information makes The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name” lyrics quite questionable:
“I said I didn’t feel nothing, baby, but I lied
I almost cut a piece of myself for your life…”