One thing that got Clarkson through was her work and changing the people around her.
“There’s a song on My December called ‘Sober,'” Clarkson said. “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. 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.”
After reports of this difficult period filtered across the media, Clarkson stepped up on Twitter today to clarify her comments.
Which is a very good point. Exercise is a great stress reliever, which may explain why Clarkson was hitting the gym so hard in her early career.
Also, in her interview with Attitude, she said, “When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself,” not “Because I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself.”
Thankfully, she's in a much better place now, married to husband Brandon Blackstock, with whom she has two children.
She recently spoke to People about how she tries to instill self confidence in her children. “Even from a young age, I think you should instill that people, your children, should always stand up for themselves or speak out when something is wrong. I think if we start it at that young age, and you start molding people and growing to these very elevated individuals that help elevate society. It’s a really crucial time when you have children right now.”