After winning the first season of “American Idol” 15 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has become a household name. But the journey wasn’t an easy one.
The singer, 35, opened up to Attitude magazine about those hard years rising to fame and her battle with Bulimia. “When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself,” Clarkson told the mag.
And the pressure to look a certain way made her life even harder, “I was miserable, like inside and out, for years of my life,” she said. “But no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”
“It was a very dark time for me,” she continued. “I thought the only way out was quitting. I wrecked my knees and my feet because all I would do is put in headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time.”
But on Tuesday, Clarkson tweeted to shut down false headlines and clarify that she did not actually “contemplate suicide.”
Clarkson revealed to Allure that she got out of that dark period with the help of the right people, “I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there too. It was a case of turning around, facing them and walking toward the light.”
And with her new chapter, documented in her upcoming album “Meaning of Life”, out Oct. 27, Clarkson is better than ever.