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Kelly Clarkson Had To Undergo Emergency Surgery Hours After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Date May 3, 2019 14:53

For the second consecutive year, country singer Kelly Clarkson hosted the annual Billboard Music Awards. The 2019 edition of the show took place in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the singer had to cut short her celebrations as she had to undergo emergency surgery to get her appendix removed.

Kelly Clarkson Had To Undergo Emergency Surgery Hours After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music AwardsKelly Clarkson Had To Undergo Emergency Surgery Hours After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music AwardsGetty Images / Ideal Image

The host of Billboard Music Awards

Kelly in an all-black gown flaunting her slimmer figure took to the Las Vegas red carpet on Wednesday as the host for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

This is would be the singer’s second consecutive year hosting the show, in which she also performed hit singles. 

Kelly Clarkson Had To Undergo Emergency Surgery Hours After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music AwardsKelly Clarkson Had To Undergo Emergency Surgery Hours After Hosting 2019 Billboard Music AwardsGetty Images / Ideal Image

In her opening monologue at the show, The Voice coach made fun at herself after she was mistaken for a seat filler at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.

The show continues

Immediately after the awards show ended on Wednesday night the singer flew back home to have surgery after she broke down in tears backstage from pain. 

She had the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles first thing on Thursday morning. The 37-year-old singer confirmed the news of her surgery on Thursday in a tweet, 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 💁🏼‍♀️

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Despite feeling under the weather, The Voice coach did not let her pain get in the way of hosting duties and delivering an awesome performance at the annual awards.

Kelly has been suffering from intense appendicitis pain all week.

This is what fans had to say

Despite the intense pain she felt, Kelly Clarkson perfectly hosted the 2019 Billboard Awards and even performed without any discomfort. Isn’t she strong or what?