01/12/2012 07:54 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2012

People's Choice Awards 2012: Katy Perry Wins Big, Thanks Fans Over Twitter In Absence

Absent from the proceedings and thus unable to accept her show-leading five People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, Katy Perry reached out on Twitter to thank her fans for overwhelming electoral support.

"THANK U to every1 who voted for me for the @peopleschoice tonight! We won so many! Now I need to get more books 2 successfully display them!" the pop star and burgeoning actress wrote on the social networking service in the hours following the show's conclusion.

Perry won for Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Song of the Year (for "E.T."), Favorite Music Video (for "Last Friday Night (TGIF)"), Favorite Tour Headliner and Favorite TV Guest Star (for "How I Met Your Mother").

In the wake of her highly publicized impending divorce from actor/comedian Russell Brand, Perry pulled out of the awards on Monday. Making the announcement on Twitter, she wrote, "Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People's Choice Awards. I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS."