The surgery was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early Thursday morning, said Clarkson, who also tweeted that she is “feeling awesome now!” Her post was a response to Buzzfeed reporter Jarett Wieselman, who commended her for a performance under pressure that did not show “any sign of discomfort.”
“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,” the singer tweeted along with a #TheShowMustGoOn.
Scientists believe the appendix has no specific purpose or function so its removal is not a cause for concern.
Clarkson, 37, ignited the music scene after winning the first season of “American Idol” in 2002. Some of her records have topped the charts and earned her two Grammy awards.
Prior to Wednesday night’s Billboard Awards show, for which she served as both host and executive producer, she said in a statement: “I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music Awards last year that I’m back for more. We’re turning it up a notch this year, and I can’t wait to celebrate all of my fellow amazing artists for another unforgettable night of live music.”