Kelly Clarkson had surgery to remove appendix after hosting Billboard Music Awards

The superstar singer was in agony during the show, but that couldn't stop her from taking the stage.
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By Drew Weisholtz

Think about this the next time you take a sick day.

Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed shortly after hosting the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night.

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The music superstar, who hosted the show in Las Vegas, responded to a tweet Thursday, writing that she flew home to undergo the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“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,” she wrote.

A rep for the singer confirmed the surgery to TODAY, adding that “she's doing great.”

The Grammy winner, 37, had appendicitis all week, “Entertainment Tonight” reported.

Despite her medical issue, Clarkson still managed to put her all into the show — and not just as a host, either. She also performed, opening the evening with a medley of songs, and then taking the stage again to belt out her new single, “Broken & Beautiful.”

Though the Billboard Music Awards were entertaining, the festivities may have paled in comparison to what happened after the show wrapped. In addition to Clarkson’s surgery, Joe Jonas married Sophie Turner in a surprise ceremony that was presided over by an Elvis impersonator.

We can only wonder what may possibly happen next year to top all this drama!