Just hours after hosting and performing at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night, Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix. The 37-year-old pop star had apparently been suffering from excruciating appendicitis all week, but still pushed through her awards show duties without so much as a flinch.
“Not gonna lie…. I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain,” Clarkson shared on Twitter. The three-time Grammy winner had her appendectomy first thing early Thursday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She’s now recovering and “feeling awesome.”
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 💁🏼♀️ https://t.co/eL9HoVlSiM
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) May 2, 2019
Clarkson is next set to appear on The Voice on Monday.
Below, watch Clarkson perform her UglyDolls soundtrack song “Broken & Beautiful” at the ceremony.
If you’ll recall, in 2015, Grohl finished out a Foo Fighters concert in Sweden even after falling off the stage and breaking his leg.