Selena Gomez Named Transplanted Kidney After Fred Armisen

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

Selena Gomez and Fred Armisen. Stock (2)

A special tribute! Later undergoing a kidney transplant, Selena Gomez gave his new organ an affectionate nickname.

“I named Fred Armisen because I love Portlandia,” a Only murders in the building star, 30, told Rolling Stone in an interview published on Thursday, November 3. “I’ve never met him, but I’m secretly hoping he finds this out just because I want him to be like, ‘This is weird.'”

While the 55 year old man Saturday night live alum — who co-created the comedy series with Carrie Brownstein — did not address Gomez’s tribute, she was honest about your health journey over the years.

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

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

“I am very aware that some of my fans have noticed I was lying for the summer part and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. Then I found out I needed a kidney transplant due to my lupus and I was on the mend. It was what I needed to do for my overall health,” said the founder of Rare Beauty. wrote via Instagram in September 2017two years later announcing your diagnosis.

While Gomez was looking for a transplant donor, she discovered a longtime friend Francia Raisa it was a match.

“My kidneys were failing. My mindset was to keep going,” Gomez explained during a September 2017 episode of Today Show of his “life or death” operation. “[Francia] lived with me during this interesting period when my kidneys were just done. That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do this was really hard for me. She volunteered and did it. AND much less someone wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. The fact that she’s compatible, I mean, it’s unbelievable. This is not real.”

O how i met your father The actress, 34, was happy to help her friend in her time of need.

“Honestly, it’s been overwhelming and very incredible. I’m never very open about my personal life and the response I’ve gotten from people is amazing,” Raisa exclusively said We Weekly in January 2018 to publicly discuss their shared health journey. “I am honestly just honored. … We are doing very well.”

The singer of “Lose You to Love Me” long-standing honest about her health challengeseven starring in it my mind and me documentary, which premiered earlier this month.

“When you’re struggling with your mental health, the essential part of it is knowing what to do and recognizing that,” Gomez said in the production of Apple TV+ of how your lupus triggered episodes of depression. “It’s something I’m not ashamed of. I had to relearn things.”

She added: “I completely fell out of my mind. It was like, ‘Hey, you’re not a bad person, you’re not a nasty person, you’re none of that. But you will have to deal with it. I know it’s a lot, but this is the reality.’ And I found that having a relationship with bipolar and with myself – it’s going to be there. I’m just letting my friend know. I think I needed to go through this to be who I am and I will continue to go through it.”

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