Selena Gomez named her new kidney after Fred Armisen

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Selena Gomez will always hold Fred ArmisenClose to her heart

When you are Only Murders in the House star underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, she knew she wanted to designate a special name for her new organ.

“I named it after Fred Armisen because I love Portlandia,”Selena stated in Interview with Nov. 3, Rolling Stone. “I’ve never met him, but I’m secretly hoping he finds that out just because I want him to be like, ‘That’s weird.'”

Armisen created Portlandia—a sketch comedy show set in Portland, Ore. which poked fun at the city’s hipster reputation—alongside actress Carrie Brownstein. From 2011 to 2018, the show aired eight seasons on IFC.

The last seasons of the show were aired during a difficult period in Gomez’s personal life.

Gomez, the subject of the new Apple TV+ documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind and MeIn 2015, she was diagnosed with Lupus. She received a kidney transplant just a few months after her second solo album. Revival.

“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,” In Sept. 2017, she posted the following on Instagram. “So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.”

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