Derek Hough Undergoes Emergency Surgery For Appendix

Steven Bergman

World of Dance judge and former Dancing With the Stars alum Derek Hough posted to Instagram to reveal that he had emergency surgery for his appendix.

“Woke up at 3am with a severe and a sharp pain in my abdomen. Knew something wasn’t right,” Hough wrote in his video post while wearing a hospital gown. “Turned out it was appendicitis and had surgery to remove my appendix straight away. This is me immediately after, still a little(a lot) medicated, giving @hayley.erbert a (sexy) little dance.”

“Me: Is this doing it for you babe? Hayley: So hot,” he added. “Thank you for lying to me babe ;)”

Hough reposted his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert’s, Instagram story of him lying down in a hospital bed with a bunch of cat GIFs.

“Wherever we go, there’s a partayyy,” Erbert wrote on her Instagram picture.

There was also another photo posted where Hough showed off his “sexy shin things.”

Fans of Hough and his celebrity friends immediately commented on the star’s Instagram post and sent their well wishes.

In the next couple of weeks, Hough and his sister Julianne will treat fans with a holiday special called Holidays With the Houghs. Last month, Hough talked with Entertainment Tonight about what fans can expect from the upcoming NBC holiday special.

“It’s definitely that classic variety show, but obviously with family, which is great,” Hough teased to Entertainment Tonight. “We’re gonna have some amazing, amazing dances in there. Some really magical moments that we’ve been planning for a while.”

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