Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Suicide Quote

posted by Mary Booth - 

Kelly Clarkson is trying to clear the air about something she said in an interview.

Yes, she was so miserable at one point that she wanted to kill herself... but not for THIS reason-- not because of the pressure to be thin-- 

This is what Taste of Country said:

"she was so unhappy with the extreme pressure she was under to stay thin that she felt she couldn't take it anymore"

But this is what Kelly said:

“When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself. I was miserable, like inside and out, for four years of my life. But no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”


Did you catch that?    I like the way CNN put it-- 'being thin was a result of her unhappiness, not the cause'.

Many who put out the original story are now re-writing it.  But I really wish they'd delve deeper into the pressures put on artists, particularly young ones.  We've seen it time and time again with child actors. 

It's too much.  

And I think Kelly's point that "people had no idea I was unhappy oddly enough because I appeared healthy" is key.  They look ok, so everyone assumes they're ok.

It's not ok to make that assumption.

(Photo: Getty Images)

This story talks about where Kelly's been and where she is now.  Not about suicide or mental health, but about finding her voice as an artist and not being afraid to use that voice.

(Photo: Getty Images) 

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