Kelly Clarkson undergoes surgery to remove appendix hours after hosting Billboard Music Awards

For Kelly Clarkson, the show must — and did — go on!

Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year, Clarkson cut her celebrations short and underwent surgery to get her appendix removed.

The “Broken & Beautiful” singer, 37, confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday, explaining that she had “broken down in tears after the show from pain” and immediately flew back home once the awards show wrapped on Wednesday night.

Clarkson also shared that she had the surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles first thing on Thursday morning and is now “feeling awesome” as she recovers.

“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!” she wrote.

“Bye bye appendix #TheShowMustGoOn” Clarkson happily added.

The surgery did not appear to be an emergency procedure, as Clarkson had been experiencing intense appendicitis pain for the last week, Entertainment Tonight reports.

Similar to her BBMAs hosting gig, Clarkson likely won’t be down for long, as she intends on returning to The Voice in just a few days for Monday’s live show, according to the outlet.

A representative for Clarkson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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