The singer had to cancel various shows in Mexico and the United States

Por People Staff
Updated Noviembre 21, 2007
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Jenni Rivera underwent an emergency operation for acute appendicitis on Monday night in a hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The 38-year-old singer began experiencing abdominal pain when she arrived in the city, where she had planned to give a concert on Tuesday. When the pain became unbearable, she was rushed to the hospital, eventually having her appendix removed.

According to a press release from Rivera's representatives, the illness was largely due to the intense work schedule that hasn't allowed the singer much time to rest over the course of the last few years.

Unfortunately, the artist will have to cancel her next few concerts in Mexico and the United States as a result of the operation.

Rivera sent a message to all of her fans from the hospital: “Before all else I want to apologize for the inconvenience, but work has worn me down, and then I got hit with this emergency. But I'm doing well, and the doctors have told me to rest for a few days. My brother Lupillo will take my place during the shows, but I promise that I'll come back soon to repay you the concert.”

Rivera is not in critical condition and is healing nicely.