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Kelly Clarkson Was Suicidal When She Was 'Really Skinny'

Kelly Clarkson Was Suicidal When She Was 'Really Skinny'

UPDATE: Kelly is clarifying these quotes, and you can read her update here.

Kelly Clarkson says she wanted to kill herself at her lowest weight years ago.

The 35-year-old superstar recently revealed was miserable following the 2004 release of her album Breakaway and was under immense pressure to lose weight.

“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,” Kelly told Attitude magazine.

She added, “It was a very dark time for me. I thought the only way out was quitting. I like 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.”

Kelly says her turning point came during the release of My December.

“There’s a song on My December called ‘Sober.’ There’s this line – ‘picked the weeds but kept the flowers’”and I just live my life by that, because you are who you surround yourself with. 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,” Kelly explained.

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  • stali

    are you seriously going to blame mental health issues on your weight?

  • Just Saying

    A lot of people with eating disorders struggle with depression & suicidal thoughts, and vice versa. I think that’s what she meant.

  • tom

    BS for attention

  • Ram

    over exercising isnt the answer to staying physically and mentally healthy – good nutrition is. every time you see somebody’s weight going up and down and up, like kelly’s has (and jessica simpson), it’s because despite exercise, they still are eating too much of bad things and not eating enough good things. lifestyle eating habits have to change permanently. if somebody gets weight loss surgery and then gains it all back, its because they never changed their eating habits which got them obese in the first place. if you stay skinny by starving yourself and over exercising, that’s a recipe for absolute misery. she should see a nutritionist. her mental health will improve if she starts treating her insides better.

  • Nurse Shadie

    While I understand she may not have liked being super skinny, there is no way she is healthy with the weight she is at now.

  • patrickdornoff

    shes probably happy with what she looks like now than when she was think

  • meme

    All this whining…