He refuses an essential transplant for his life because he is a homosexual. Vicente Fernández, one of the most popular and well-defined Mexican musicians of "ranchera music", said he refused a liver in his fight against cancer because he feared the organ could come from a gay person.
In an interview with the Mexican program "De Primera Mano" the singer said that the doctors found a liver for him, but the news, instead of cheering him, made him wary until one pushed him to reject the organ. Fernández stated that he replied to the doctors that he did not want the liver: "I replied" I will not go to sleep, my wife's side with the liver of another man.
It was this last sentence that caused a controversy.
The singer felt ill in Texas, after being admitted to the hospital I was diagnosed with cancer and found the donor. However, he admitted that the surgery was away from the hospital despite the negative opinion of the doctors, all with so much laughter. The attitude and the words, however, are not a big fuss around the artist, so much so that he pushes his son to intervene to defend him: "My father never said anything homophobic, the only thing he said was not having gone well with the liver of another man ».