Grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson recently sat down with Attitude magazine to open up about a difficult period in her life. Clarkson rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of the biggest singing competition at the time, American Idol. She inked a deal with RCA Records and her first single A Moment Like This was the single best-selling song of 2002. She seemed to have the fairytale life.
Everything she'd ever dreamed of was happening.
She even did a movie called From Justin To Kelly with Justin Guarini! Remember that?
Clarkson's life may have seemed like a dream, but she was actually struggling.conform to their ideas of what her career should be. As she said to Redbook in 2015, "There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism – that is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism."
Clarkson, like many of us, found it difficult to keep the weight off.
The constant exercising and worries about weight reportedly took a toll on Clarkson.
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.
Just to clear something up. I wasn’t ever miserable because I had to be thin. I said I was miserable & as a result… https://t.co/zGsHgMzV0R— Kelly Clarkson (@Kelly Clarkson)1508854652.0
Thankfully, she's in a much better place now, married to husband Brandon Blackstock, with whom she has two children.
NOT TRUEI’ve never contemplated suicide because of my weight.I said people had no idea I was unhappy oddly enough b… https://t.co/1ompc6x0v6— Kelly Clarkson (@Kelly Clarkson)1508855321.0