Kelly Clarkson is one tough lady! After news broke that the singer, who hosted the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, was hospitalized the following morning for an appendectomy, Clarkson revealed she was in excruciating pain the entire time.
After a fan tweeted of her medley performance, "Kelly Clarkson has been suffering from appendicitis all week & 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?!?" Clarkson responded with a tweet explaining the full extent of her discomfort.
"Not gonna lie.... I may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain," she revealed on Twitter. "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!"
Adding the hashtag "[The Show Must Go On]," Clarkson made it clear what a consummate professional performer she is.
Needless to say, Clarkson's followers, including award-winning duo Dan + Shay and Mario Cantone, were impressed at her dedication.
wow, you are superhuman! glad you're feeling better! xoxo— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) May 2, 2019
Holy god! And That voice never falters. Glorious....— Mario Cantone (@macantone) May 3, 2019
Nothing but respect for my American Idol! Feel better and rest up! ❤️— Pam 🤘🏼 (@pampambambam) May 2, 2019
Omg how on earth?!?😱 when I had appendicitis, I felt like death and could hardly walk. Wow you’re so strong!!— Caitlin (@the_blonde01) May 2, 2019
So let me get this straight. While you were melting faces and busting guts with your sweet vocals, your actual gut was busted??! Wow! What a pro!— that karen girl 😘 (@kpick81) May 3, 2019
It's unclear if Clarkson will return to film The Voice on Monday or Tuesday, but maybe the American Idol alum needs to actually take a break while she recovers. Get well soon!
The Voice airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
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