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Kelly Clarkson Had Her Appendix Removed Hours After Billboard Music Awards

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Kelly Clarkson revealed she had her appendix removed Thursday hours after her Billboard Music Awards appearance.

Clarkson hosted the three-hour awards ceremony and also performed twice while struggling with appendicitis, according to a report published by Entertainment Tonight. The “Because Of You” singer had been reportedly dealing with appendicitis all week.

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After the awards ceremony, the 37-year-old singer hopped on a plane back to Los Angeles and had surgery to remove her appendix early Thursday morning. She plans to be back on “The Voice” for the live show on Monday. (RELATED: Kelly Clarkson Mistaken For ‘Seat Filler’ At ACM Award Ceremony)

Clarkson shared the news of her surgery on Twitter and updated fans on her condition.

“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,” she tweeted.

Many fans tweeted their support for Clarkson after learning of her surgery.

One Twitter user wrote, “Kelly Clarkson has been suffering from appendicitis all week [and] had her appendix removed this morning — yet last night she flawlessly hosted an award show and sang two songs without showing any sign of discomfort. How could you do anything BUT STAN?!?”

Another added, “Kelly Clarkson must be a superwoman performing an awards show with appendicitis, I couldn’t even get up let alone be out singing and dancing omg.”