Selena Gomez will always hold Fred Armisen close to his heart.
When the Only murders in the building 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 like Portlandia“, Selena said in a November 3 interview with rolling stone. “I’ve never met him, but I secretly hope he finds out just because I want him to be like, ‘That’s weird.'”
Creation of Armisen Portlandia—a comedy sketch set in Portland, Oregon, which poked fun at the city’s hipster reputation, alongside the actress Carrie Brownstein. The show aired on IFC for eight seasons from 2011 to 2018.
The show’s final seasons aired during a particularly difficult part of Gomez’s life.
Gomez, the subject of the new Apple TV+ documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind and Mewas diagnosed with lupus in 2015, which led to the kidney transplant shortly after the release of his second solo album The comeback.
“I’m very aware that some of my fans noticed that I kept a low profile for part of the summer and wondered why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of,” he said. she said on Instagram in September 2017. “So I found out I needed a kidney transplant because of my lupus and I was recovering.”