Everything Kelly Clarkson Managed to Do While Battling Appendicitis: The Voice, a Movie Premiere & Hosting an Awards Show
She Hit a Movie Premiere with Her Whole Family
In between duties on The Voice and hosting the Billboard Music Awards, Clarkson made time to hit the red carpet of the UglyDolls premiere on Saturday — with her husband and four kids in tow. Clarkson contributes to the soundtrack as well as voices the animated movie’s main character Moxy.
She Kept Up with Duties on The Voice
An eagle-eyed fan noticed Clarkson had been standing during the latest Voice live results show — and the singer confirmed her health issue was why. “That’s hilarious you put that together,” she tweeted on Friday.
She Hosted This Little Thing Called the Billboard Music Awards
Clarkson hit the red carpet at the BBMAs in Las Vegas on Wednesday night — in heels — looking stunning and smiling wide. Not until Thursday night did she reveal on Twitter she was suffering from appendicitis the whole time and had emergency surgery on Thursday morning.
She Opened the Show with a Demanding Medley
After a comedic bit in which she was mistaken for a seat filler by Rob Gronkowski and Florida Georgia Line (a callback to when that actually happened at April’s Academy of Country Music Awards), Clarkson opened the show with a minutes-long medley of the year’s biggest hits, wandering the MGM Grand Garden Arena while doing so.
She Changed Outfits 7 Times
She kept the Vegas-appropriate glitter and glam going for all three hours of the awards, changing into a variety of couture looks (and heels) throughout the night without even a grimace on stage.
She Performed Again
Though most of us might curl up under the covers at the earliest signs of a sniffle, Clarkson kept her energy up all night, even through her moving performance of the Pink-penned “Broken & Beautiful” from the UglyDolls soundtrack (seriously, she didn’t miss a note).
A source told PEOPLE that only a handful of BBMAs producers knew Clarkson had appendicitis, but she insisted the show would go on, knowing she’d have the surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
“For Kelly to pull it off — especially her incredible opening number — while in pain and knowing she was having surgery the next morning makes her an even bigger rockstar,” Mark Bracco, Executive Producer of the Billboard Music Awards and Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for Dick Clark Productions, told PEOPLE. He added: “She truly is the best.”