Kelly Clarkson gets appendix removed just hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards

By Meaghan Wray

The show must go on, according to Kelly Clarkson! The excitement of hosting the Billboard Music Awards quickly took a turn when the singer was forced to rush home to Los Angeles for last-minute surgery. The singer had been suffering from appendicitis the week leading up to the musical affair, and had her appendix removed on Thursday (May 2). Yikes!

Kelly Clarkson dazzled in a black glittering gown for the BBMAs. Photo: © Steve Granitz/WireImage

The star took to Twitter to let her fans know how she’s recovering. “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!” she wrote. “Bye bye appendix #TheShowMustGoOn.”

The mom of two is scheduled to film a live episode of The Voice on Monday (May 6), according to People, and it seems she’ll make a full recovery by then. This is just one bit of proof that shows Kelly is stronger than ever! The American Idol winner has been killing the music game after making a comeback in 2017 with her Meaning Of Life album. One of her tracks was featured in the new animated film, Ugly Dolls.

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