Kelly Clarkson is launching her own syndicated talk show on September 9 and is returning to The Voice for Season 17 on September 24, but don’t worry about the singer’s hectic new schedule slowing her down. This woman is not only a vocal beast, but a physical beast. As revealed in Clarkson’s latest cover story for People Magazine, the Grammy-winning singer had two medical emergencies on live TV this past spring. Women are strong as hell.
In May, Clarkson hosted the Billboard Music Awards for a second time and managed to not only speak but sing during the live show while suffering through a burst appendix. The word ‘burst’ in front a body part is never good. Clarkson underwent surgery immediately following the awards show and was back on set of the reality singing competition The Voice only one week later. It was then that Clarkson suffered yet another medical emergency. While filming the live finales, Clarkson suffered a burst (there it is again) cyst on her ovary.
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“Blake [Shelton] was talking to me and all of the sudden, everything he said just went away and I had to grab his arm and I was like, ‘Something is wrong,’” Clarkson tells People. “That was more painful than the appendicitis,” said Clarkson. “It was literally a week after my surgery so I was freaking out!”
Clarkson says she was quickly rushed to the hospital, where the pain and shock over being back in the E.R. was almost too much to handle. “I was hysterically laughing and crying at one point in the E.R. like ‘What is happening?’” said Clarkson, adding “I’m great now. I’m totally great now.” What have we learned today? Live TV is terrifying, but Kelly Clarkson can literally handle just about anything.
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Kelly Clarkson is opening up about staying true to herself—and putting family first above all. ❤️ In this week’s issue, the global music superstar discusses everything from her tough childhood to her busy life with the launch of the Kelly Clarkson Show. Tap the bio link for more on her daytime talk show and her most important job—being ‘Mom.’ | 📷: @jerseyjim1453
Clarkson is about to handle a whole lot more when she begins filming her own talk show, but the mom of four said that her only stipulation for the new endeavor is that she have time every day for her kids. “When we were doing the schedule for the show, I was like, ‘I have to drop my kids off at school.’ And I’m always the one who puts them to bed,” says Clarkson. “You just have to prioritize and juggle and make people know it’s an important thing,” she says. “And don’t feel guilty about it.”
Clarkson moved her family, including husband and music manager Brandon Blackstock, from Nashville to Los Angeles in anticipation of the new daytime series and said that she still battles doubt like any parent. “Some days I totally hide in a bathroom and I’m crying, going, ‘Oh my God, this is a lot.’ Everybody does. Every parent does, especially when you’re like, ‘Am I screwing up my children? Or nailing it? I have no idea. I’m sure a little of both,’” says Clarkson.