Kelly Clarkson has a long and successful career. But many don't know the tragedy that's followed her behind the scenes ...
Kelly Clarkson's had quite a successful career.
via: Getty ImagesFrom a singer, songwriter, to an author, she has done it all.
A woman of many talents.
via: Getty ImagesWith many opportunities ticked off her list.
Her most recent venture isn't too dissimilar to her previous role on The Voice.
via: Getty ImagesAs this time she is stepping in on America's Got Talent whilst Simon Cowell recovers from his broken back.
She has taken his role as a judge.
via: Getty ImagesShe works alongside judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel.
She's certainly an icon.
via: Getty ImagesThe internet can't get enough of her!
underneath the tree by Kelly Clarkson started playing on my shuffle and I had a physical reaction— DJ Melancholy (@DJ Melancholy)1602168253.0
“I don’t like Kelly Clarkson” https://t.co/IWfsW7lMRU— brandi 🌻 (@brandi 🌻)1602098647.0
I truly believe Kelly Clarkson’s next album will be her best.— Team Kelly Clarkson (@Team Kelly Clarkson)1602103616.0
Kelly Clarkson issa mood— KING👑 (@KING👑)1602159115.0
Kelly Clarkson "Breakaway" (2004) 😱😍💓🎶👏 https://t.co/OIpdsw7agQ— franco. (@franco.)1602027103.0
It’s almost Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree season and I’m so excited y’all have no idea— jans (@jans)1601987775.0
Its always a good day when you hear @Kellyclarkson playing on the radio. https://t.co/tQWbE7nBDO— Melinda (@Melinda)1602180456.0
How can you not love her? @kellyclarkson https://t.co/cPERR08omo— Team Kelly Clarkson (@Team Kelly Clarkson)1602208006.0
Kelly Clarkson could attain Icon status with a stellar next album.— Team Kelly Clarkson (@Team Kelly Clarkson)1602108467.0
SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE IS SO GOOOD take a moment and appreciate kelly clarkson— thomas moverboy™ (@thomas moverboy™)1602128495.0
anyone else listening @kellyclarkson rn I’m listening to her and fuckinh crying— eldernormen (@eldernormen)1602227415.0
kelly clarkson’s old music hits— ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ (@ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ)1602126961.0
wish i wrote since u been gone by kelly clarkson— Lauran Hibberd (@Lauran Hibberd)1602003992.0
Kelly Clarkson y’all❤️ https://t.co/u76sZJbbNe— KC🌻 (@KC🌻)1601991717.0
Im ready for The Voice if you can’t tell ✨ #KellyClarkson #Live https://t.co/dCk4xw0hGz— Clear Clarkson Revamped👑🌻🔥 (@Clear Clarkson Revamped👑🌻🔥)1601911753.0
Hi Kelly, I am such a fan of yours,.you are an inspiration to so many people, heart of gold. Cant wait for the Voic… https://t.co/ZswtoA2BzL— Linda Hansen (@Linda Hansen )1602218819.0
But, behind the scenes ...
via: ShutterstockFans may not know quite how much hardship Kelly has faced in her life.
From family drama to professional strife ...
via: ShutterstockIt certainly isn't easy being Kelly!
So, let's start from the top.
via: ShutterstockKelly Clarkson has been living with an underlying health condition.
Over the years, many have noticed Kelly's fluctuating weight.
via: ShutterstockMany blamed the pressure of being in the public eye and the pressures of fame.
But the reality was far more frightening ...
via: ShutterstockIn fact, Clarkson revealed in 2018 it was all down to her health struggles.
Kelly has had a lifelong struggle with an unspecified autoimmune disease.
via: ShutterstockOn top of this, she also suffers from a thyroid issue, too.
This means her thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of the correct hormones.
via: ShutterstockThis causes an upset of balance within the body overall.
Symptoms begin with weight gain and fatigue.
via: ShutterstockBut can quickly move on to more serious things such as joint pain and heart disease.
Clarkson bravely manages her condition through her diet.
via: ShutterstockAvoiding conventional medicines that gave her adverse side effects.
"I know the industry loves the weight gone, but I mean, for me, it wasn't really the weight," she explained.
via: Shutterstock"For me it was like, I'm not on my medicine anymore. My bloodwork came back, and I haven't been on my medicine since like February."
Aside from her health issues, Clarkson has faced her fair share of other controversies, too.In one episode of America's Got Talent, Clarkson came under fire for one reason, in particular.
On a recent episode, fans were furious with Clarkson.The reason? An in-poor-taste impression of fellow judge Sofia Vergara's accent.
Yikes."And she made fun of Sofia's accent again tonight. No cool Kelly Clarkson. If this was meant as a joke, then I hope you alert people to this ahead of time," wrote one Twitter user.
And that's not the only time Kelly has come under fire online.In fact, when it comes to her parenting style, many on Twitter just can't get on board.
She's been open about her choice to spank her kids in the past.But it's safe to say, the internet hasn't been very supportive of her decision ...
Kelly revealed her decision in an interview.Speaking to 98.9 The Buzz she said: “I’m not above spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into."
“I don’t mean, like, hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking.""My parents spanked me, and I did fine in life. I’m from the South, y’all. So, like, we get spankings.
"People are like, you know, they think that’s wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with spanking."And that's not the only reason her parenting has come under fire ...
She was also attacked my mom-shamers earlier this year ...
I put a purple streak in my daughter’s hair today and I swear to you she thinks she is as cool as Prince now 🤣 Full… https://t.co/YQh1gm5Coi— Kelly Clarkson (@Kelly Clarkson)1596301617.0
Kelly has also had some recent personal troubles, too.
via: ShutterstockAs on September 25th, she made a very sad announcement.
She was filing for divorce.
via: ShutterstockAfter seven years of marriage to Brandon Blackstock.
Their relationship had seemed like a fairy tale.
via: ShutterstockBut behind the happiness were some clear problems.
The two even shared two children.
via: ShutterstockBut in 2020, they cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split.
"As you probably know, 2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life," Kelly explained.
via: Shutterstock"Definitely didn't see anything coming that came."
"What I'm dealing with is hard."
via: Shutterstock"It involves more than just my heart, it involves a lot of little hearts."
"We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts."
via: Shutterstock"So I'm usually very open and I usually talk about everything but in this case I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally."
"But probably won't go too far into it because I'm a mama bear and my kids come first."
via: ShutterstockBut she promises her new album will be her "most personal" yet.
And on top of all of this ...
via: ShutterstockKelly is also suffering from professional issues, too.
It seems like 2020 is really kicking her ass.
via: ShutterstockHey, we can relate!
Because it's just been announced that Kelly is being sued by her record company.
via: ShutterstockShe allegedly owes millions of dollars in unpaid commissions ...
The lawsuit claims Kelly has broken an oral contract.
via: Shutterstock"Over the course of approximately 13 years, Starstruck developed Clarkson into a mega superstar," it claims.
It goes on.
via: Shutterstock"By way of example only, Starstruck was instrumental in helping Clarkson achieve success in terms of numerous hit albums, multiple Grammy wins and nominations, her role on popular television shows like The Voice and her own talk show."
"Despite Starstruck’s hard work and dedication, Clarkson has decided she is going to stop paying Starstruck for what is contractually owed."
via: ShutterstockAnd to make things even messier?
Starstruck management group is owned by Kelly's former father in law.
They report by the end of the year, she'll owe more than $5 million.
via: ShutterstockWe don't envy Clarkson right now!
So it looks as though things aren't looking great for Clarkson.
via: ShutterstockWith health concerns, parenting problems, a divorce and an impending lawsuit on the cards.
We wish Kelly the best!
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