When Kelly Clarkson was working out and staying thin years ago many thought, she had the world at her feet. She was cranking out hit after hit. But Kelly now says she was pretty miserable, even to the point of wanting to kill herself.
“When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself,” she said. “I was miserable, like, inside and out, for four years of my life. But, no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”
The pop star, 35, discussed one of the darkest periods in her career during an interview with Attitude magazine.
After her comments about her weight made headlines, Kelly decided to clarify some misunderstandings. “Just to clear something up. I was not ever miserable because I had to be thin. I said I was miserable and as a result I became thin,” the singer clarified.
In the Attitude interview, Clarkson said she pushed her body to extremes, working out constantly.
“It was a very dark time for me,” she said. “I thought the only way out was quitting. I, like, wrecked my knees and my feet because all I would do it put in headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time.”
Last month, the star revealed that a big part of why she is so confident today is her husband, Brandon Blackstock. The singer is in a happier place these days with a new album and after having given birth to her children, River, 3, and Remington, 1.
“I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there, too,” she recalled. “It was a case of turning around, facing them and walking toward the light.”