Kelly Clarkson did an amazing job hosting the 2019 Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night and she showed no signs of being in distress – even though she was rushed home after the show to prep for surgery.
The 37-year-old singer had her appendix removed the morning after hosting the show. She reportedly had been suffering from a “painful bout of appendicitis all week.” Kelly flew home to Los Angeles moments after the show ended in Las Vegas and was in surgery by Thursday morning.
Kelly was on stage all night long and even gave two performances. She sang her new Ugly Dolls song “Broken & Beautiful” and also performed a medley of the year’s chart-topping hits.
Kelly posted the confirmation in response to a tweet from a fan about her then-rumored surgery, one of many concerned social media posts about Kelly.
“Not gonna lie.... I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain,” she tweeted. “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.”