Derek Hough Has Emergency Appendix Surgery After Suffering From Severe Pain

The 'World of Dance' judge tells his online devotees that he got his appendix removed in an emergency surgery after waking up with 'a severe and a sharp pain in [his] abdomen.'

AceShowbiz - Derek Hough is recovering after having his appendix removed on Friday, November 15.

The former "Dancing With the Stars" performer took to Instagram later that day to share a snap of him in hospital robes, revealing the surgery had been a success and explaining the lead up to the procedure.

"Woke up at 3am with a severe and a sharp pain in my abdomen. Knew something wasn't right. Turned out it was appendicitis and had surgery to remove my appendix straight away," the star, who is now one of the judges on Jennifer Lopez's hit show "World of Dance", wrote. "This is me immediately after, still a little(a lot) medicated, giving (his girlfriend) @hayley.erbert a (sexy) little dance."

He joked, "Me: Is this doing it for you babe? Hayley: So hot. Thank you for lying to me babe ;)."

Alongside his sister, "America's Got Talent" judge Julianne Hough Derek, will front the upcoming Christmas special "Holidays with the Houghs", which will air on U.S. TV network NBC, as well as feature musical and dance performances of festive classics.

The show will air in the U.S. over the holiday period.

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