LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 01: Host Kelly Clarkson speaks onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

Kelly Clarkson undergoes appendix surgery hours after hosting Billboard Music Awards

Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday in Las Vegas, singer Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed.

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Clarkson, 37, underwent the surgery early Thursday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CNN reported. She had just finished hosting the Billboard Music Awards for the second year in a row.

Clarkson confirmed the surgery in a tweet, saying, “Not gonna lie.... I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain 😬 BUT thanks 2 all the amazing people @ Cedars-Sinai I flew home directly after the event, nailed the surgery early this morning, & feeling awesome now! Bye bye appendix 🤣 #TheShowMustGoOn 💁🏼‍♀️”

The tweet was in response to a tweet from BuzzFeed reporter Jarret Wieselman, who said Clarkson “flawlessly hosted an award show and sang two songs without showing any sign of discomfort.”

Clarkson will remain busy in the days after her surgery -- She’s scheduled to film an episode of “The Voice” on Monday, People Magazine reported.

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