Kelly Clarkson has stopped putting pressure on herself to be skinny, because it was way too much for her.
In an interview with the British magazine “Attitude,” she 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.”
When Kelly was transitioning from “American Idol” to stardom, her “peers” were artists like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson and she felt pressure to be as skinny as they were.
She said, “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 on headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time.”