Kelly Clarkson says she was unhappy when she was 'really skinny'

Kelly Clarkson says she was unhappy when she was 'really skinny'

"When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself".

Kelly Clarkson later found comfort in going to the gym to work out and run, although that did not wash away the loneliness she was feeling.

Today, Kelly Clarkson is a confident 35-year-old mother of two, but she's speaking out about the fact that she didn't always have such high self-esteem - and how appearances can be deceiving.

"It was a very dark time for me", she told the magazine.

Kelly Clarkson performs during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 30, 2017.


The 35-year-old Grammy victor, who shot to fame after winning the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002, has given a candid interview about her body image struggles that plagued her early career. "I was miserable, like inside and out, for four years of my life", she told Attitude. "But no one cared because aesthetically you make sense", she told Attitude magazine. "I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there, too", she explained.

And to those who continue to body-shame Clarkson in person or online, here's a reminder that she has zero time for that kind of foolery. American Idol Kelly Clarkson performs at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango 2005 concert at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California May 14, 2005.

Although she has learned to embrace herself with confidence, the singer felt even more inspired having someone to remind her of her good qualities. Luckily, her love for music guided her through and into the light. I thought the only way out was quitting.

Last year, she signed with Atlantic Records.

Though her first album Breakaway was a huge success, The Voice coach recalls enormous pressure from executives to stay "really skinny", which ultimately led to her famous split from RCA records.

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