Kelly Clarkson: ‘I Wished to Kill Myself’ After I Was Skinny

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Kelly Clarkson at the Darling Hotel in Sydney, Australia.
Kelly Clarkson on the Darling Resort in Sydney, Australia. Bob Barker/Newspix/Getty Photographs

Kelly Clarkson is not any stranger to the highlight and now that she’s discovered her completely happy place, she is opening up a few very darkish time in her life – her wrestle with self-image points.

The singer, 35, detailed her combat with the stress to remain skinny in an interview with Angle magazine for his or her Awards situation. “After I was actually skinny, I wished to kill myself. I used to be depressing, like inside and outside, for 4 years of my life,” she stated brazenly to the outlet. “However nobody cared, as a result of aesthetically you make sense. It was a really darkish time for me. I assumed the one means out was quitting. I like wrecked my knees and my toes as a result of all I’d do is put in headphones and run. I used to be on the gymnasium on a regular basis.”

After being topped the winner of American Idol’s first season in 2002, Clarkson grew to become a family title, which additionally introduced years of undesirable scrutiny to her life – particularly when it got here to her weight.

Although her first album Breakaway was an enormous success, The Voice coach recollects immense stress from executives to remain “actually skinny,” which finally led to her well-known break up from RCA data.

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She added that not everybody was dangerous, but it surely’s about surrounding your self with good, telling the journal, “I used to be round some actually unfavorable individuals, and I acquired out of it as a result of I had a whole lot of nice individuals there too. It was a case of turning round, dealing with them and strolling towards the sunshine.”

Following the publication of the interview, Clarkson clarified that though she struggled with physique picture points, they didn’t trigger her to ponder suicide. “Simply to clear one thing up. I wasn’t ever depressing as a result of I needed to be skinny. I stated I used to be depressing & because of this I grew to become skinny,” she tweeted on Tuesday, October 24. “I’ve by no means contemplated suicide due to my weight.I stated individuals had no thought I used to be sad oddly sufficient as a result of I appeared wholesome.”

Now, on the heels of her new single “Love So Delicate,” the Grammy award winner mirrored on the previous 15 years telling 97.1 AMP Radio in September, “I listened to all these songs for the final 15 years, you’ll be able to inform there’s a suppressed particular person in there. It’s very liberating to work in an setting that’s wholesome.”

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Clarkson’s new album, Which means of Life, is about to be launched on Friday, October 27.

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