Selena Gomez Shuts Down the AMAs for Her First Performance Since Her Kidney Transplant
Selena Gomez has completed her emotional return to the AMAs. Last year, she reemerged at the award show after taking some time off for her health and won big, taking home the trophy for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/ Rock. In her emotional acceptance speech, she got candid about her time away from the spotlight.
"I had to stop because I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down," she said.
Now, the pop queen is back at the award show after another difficult time: She had an emergency kidney transplant over the summer. On Sunday, she returned to the stage for her first performance in over a year. Gomez performed her new song with Marshmello, "Wolves," and wowed us with her edgy new vibe.
The singer donned a lacy white nightgown paired with matching socks and Puma sneakers ($70; puma.com), wearing her newly blonde hair wet. While her negligee was certainly unexpected, the (fake) blood on her face and on her knees took us totally by surprise.
Gomez started the performance on the floor, crawling across the stage in an emotional rendition of her song. She was joined by a bevy of female backup dancers in long floral dresses, helping her through the edgy performance.
One thing is certain: Selena Gomez is BACK.