Kelly Clarkson Had Appendix Removed Hours After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music Awards

May 3, 2019
Kelly Clarkson. "UglyDolls" Los Angeles Photo Call

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Kelly Clarkson confirmed on Twitter Thursday that she had her appendix removed just hours after hosting the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night. Clarkson opened up about the ordeal after a fan tweeted, "Kelly Clarkson has been suffering from appendicitis all week & had her appendix removed this morning--yet last night she flawlessly hosted an award show and sang two songs without showing any sign of discomfort. How could you do anything BUT STAN?!?” The Grammy winner responded by 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."