Kelly Clarkson has appendix removed hours after hosting Billboard Music Awards
The Because of You singer underwent surgery early Thursday morning in a Los Angeles hospital close to her home.
Clarkson, 37, confirmed the news via Twitter on Thursday evening. “Not gonna lie,” she wrote. “I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain, but thanks to all the amazing people at Cedars-Sinai.”
“I flew home directly after the event,” she continued, “nailed the surgery early this morning and feeling awesome now! Bye bye appendix #TheShowMustGoOn“
The star was suffering with appendicitis for nearly a week but decided to hold off on getting the operation until her BBMAs hosting duties were complete.
Upon entry, Clarkson made the MGM Grand Garden Arena her own with an impressive medley of hits prominent in the last year, including Maroon 5’s Girls Like You, Floriday Georgia Line’s Meant to Be, Ella Mai’s Boo’d Up and Zedd’s The Middle.
This year’s BBMAs racked up an impressive 8 million plus views in the U.S. alone. The event lasted several hours.
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Clarkson wasn’t the only one who came out on top Wednesday night though. Toronto’s acclaimed rapper, Drake, came home with 12 awards, including Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album.
This was Clarkson’s second year in a row hosting the BBMAs. With her appendix gone and no longer troubling her, it’s possible that she could be invited for next year’s ceremony. Third time’s a charm, right?
A brand new talk show hosted by the singer, entitled The Kelly Clarkson Show, will debut on Sept. 9.
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