Selena Gomez named her transplanted kidney after Fred Armisen

Selena Gomez Named Her Transplanted Kidney After Fred Armisen:'Because I Love Portlandia'

Selena Gomez and Fred Armisen. Shutterstock (2)

A special tribute! After a kidney transplant Selena Gomez gave her new organ a cute nickname.

“I named it after that Fred Armissen because i love Portlandia,” the Only murders in the building Stern, 30, tells Rolling Stone in an interview published on Thursday, November 3rd. “I’ve never met him, but I secretly hope he finds out just because I want him to say, ‘That’s weird.'”

During the 55-year-old Saturday night live alum – with whom he co-created the sketch comedy series Carrie Brownstein — didn’t address Gomez’s tribute, she’s been candid about her health journey over the years.

Selena Gomez Named Her Transplanted Kidney After Fred Armisen:'Because I Love Portlandia'

Fred Armisen in Portlandia. Augusta Quirk/Ifc/Netflix/Kobal/Shutterstock

“I’m very aware that some of my fans noticed that I retired for part of the summer and wondered why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was very proud of. So I found out I needed a kidney transplant for my lupus and I recovered. It was what I needed to do for my overall health,” the Rare Beauty founder wrote via Instagram in September 2017, two years after announcing her diagnosis.

While searching for a transplant donor, Gomez discovered a longtime friend Francia Raisa was a match.

“My kidneys shut down. My mentality was to move on,” Gomez explained on an episode of September 2017 today Show of their Operation “Life or Death”. “[Francia] lived with me during this interesting time when my kidneys were just finishing up. It was, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do this was really difficult for me. She volunteered and made it. And let alone someone who wants to volunteer, finding a match is incredibly difficult. The fact that she was a match, I mean, that’s incredible. That’s not real.”

That How I met your father The 34-year-old actress was happy to help her friend in her hour of need.

“It was honestly mind-blowing and very amazing. I’m never really open about my personal life and it’s amazing the reactions I get from people,” Raisa said exclusively Us weekly to publicly discuss their health journey together in January 2018. “I honestly just feel honored. … We’re doing great.”

The “Lose You to Love Me” singer has long been open about, and even starred in, her health challenges My mind & I Documentary that premiered earlier this month.

“When you’re struggling with your mental health, it’s important to know what to do and to recognize that,” Gomez said in the Apple TV+ production of how her lupus triggered depressive episodes. “I’m not ashamed of that. I had to relearn things.”

She added: “I’ve gone completely insane. It was like, ‘Hey, you’re not a bad person, you’re not a gross person, you’re none of that. But you have to deal with that. I know it’s a lot, but that’s the reality.’ And I have found that I have a relationship with Bipolar and myself – it will be there. I just make it my friend to know. I think I had to go through it to be who I am and I will continue to go through it.” Selena Gomez named her transplanted kidney after Fred Armisen

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