Comedian Jim Gaffigan: "No better place to leave my appendix" than Alaska

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 9:48 PM AKDT
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Comedian Jim Gaffigan, who's scheduled to

on Sunday, underwent an emergency appendectomy at Anchorage Providence Hospital according to an Instagram post by Gaffigan on Thursday.

"If you have plans to get emergency abdominal surgery I highly recommend Alaska," Gaffigan wrote in the post. "Sure it might be a long trip but I can think of no better place to leave my appendix."

Despite the emergency surgery, Gaffigan indicated he would still be performing at the State Fair.

Gaffigan posted a short video from Valdez earlier in the week, encouraging people to buy tickets to his shows at the State Fair on Sunday.

"I spent all the money bringing my monsters here," Gaffigan wrote, presumably referring to the children playing outside in the video. "Sorry for the noise."

As of Thursday night,

for both the 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. shows were still available for purchase.