Kelly Clarkson Undergoes Appendix Surgery After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson nailed her hosting gig at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night (May 1), and even performed her new song, "Broken & Beautiful." Little did fans at home know, she had been dealing with appendicitis pain the whole time and underwent surgery hours after the event to get her appendix removed.     

The songstress confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday, writing, "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 continued. See the tweet below.   

Clarkson opened the BBMAs with a medley of the year's biggest hits, including Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be," Ella Mai's “Boo’d Up,” Maroon 5’s “Girls Like you” and Zedd's “The Middle.”     

Billboard Music Awards 2019