Kelly Clarkson Sets The Record Straight Over Rumours
Kelly Clarkson has experienced her share of hardships, but the American Idol alum said that one of her most painful eras occurred right after her reality television win when she felt pressured from executives to stay "really skinny."
Speaking with UK magazine Attitude's Awards Issue, Clarkson opened up about the dark period. "When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself. I was miserable, like inside and out, for four years of my life. But no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense," she explained of the pressure.
Needless to say, the big-voiced singer had to hop on Twitter to clear up her exact sentiments on the matters after the story was published.
"Just to clear something up. I wasn't ever miserable because I had to be thin," she said in reference to the magazine interview. "I said I was miserable & as a result I became thin. I've never contemplated suicide because of my weight. I said people had no idea I was unhappy oddly enough because I appeared healthy."
Just to clear something up. I wasn’t ever miserable because I had to be thin. I said I was miserable & as a result I became thin. https://t.co/N1uhyOWqMb— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 24, 2017
NOT TRUE I’ve never contemplated suicide because of my weight.I said people had no idea I was unhappy oddly enough because I appeared healthy https://t.co/Ddvumlrk5b— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 24, 2017
Elsewhere in her conversation with Attitude, Clarkson admitted that she thought the only way out was quitting the industry.
"I like wrecked my knees and my feet because all I would do is put in headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time," she continued.
Thankfully, Kelly, who is set to drop her new album, Meaning of Life, on Friday (October 27), found a way to combat those pressures along with her creative control over her music during the 2007 release of My December.
"There's a song on My December called 'Sober.' There's this line 'picked the weeds but kept the flowers' and I just live my life by that because you are who you surround yourself with," she confessed. "I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there, too. It was a case of turning around, facing them and walking toward the light."