Does it hurt super bad to get tonsils out?

Yes. Tonsillectomy is a very painful operation but the incidence of complications (hemorrhage) is about 1% if the surgery is performed by a competent ENT surgeon. However, if you drink a lot of fluids and take appropriate narcotic medication you will be fine in 10 to 14 days. And you will never have another episode of tonsillitis for the rest of your life.