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Celebrities Who Had Their Appendix Removed

Updated December 15, 2017 15.8k views21 items

An appendectomy is a common medical procedure, so it's no surprise there are so many famous people who had their appendix removed. Famous people with appendicitis come in many forms. Some famous people who had appendectomies are actors while other celebrities with appendicitis are musicians or athletes. A few famous people who had their appendix remove almost died.

Who will you find on this celebrities who had their appendix removed list? Lindsay Lohan underwent an emergency appendectomy that caused her to miss a few days of shooting I Know Who Killed Me. Julianne Moore had her appendix removed in 2015. In 2017, The Dead had to cancel several shows while guitarist John Mayer underwent emergency surgery to remove his appendix. Other famous people with appendicitis include Glenn Beck, Elton John, and Jordin Sparks.

Are you surprised that so many celebs have had their appendix removed? Take a look at this list. 

  • Lindsay Lohan
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    In 2007, Lindsay Lohan underwent an emergency appendectomy. It caused her to miss a few days of shooting the film I Know Who Killed Me.


    • Age: 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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  • Julianne Moore had her appendix removed in 2015. She said of the experience:

    Oh my God, I was in so much unbearable pain, I thought I was going to die.


    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

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  • Zac Efron
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    In 2008, Zac Efron underwent an emergency surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to have his appendix removed.


    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

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  • Elton John
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    Elton John had his appendix removed in 2013. He spoke of the experience with The Daily Mail, saying:

    I can barely even remember it now because you go into a sort of delirium, but I just walked off stage halfway through and was taken to hospital where they scanned my stomach and saw what the problem was.


    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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