Kelly Clarkson Reveals Health Diagnosis Which Prompted Her To Lose Weight

Kelly Clarkson
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Pop singer Kelly Clarkson recently discussed the conversation she had with her doctor which prompted her to lose weight.

The 41-year-old made the revelation during a recent episode of her eponymous talk show while responding to guest Kevin James, who mentioned how great she was looking.

“Well, I was told I was pre-diabetic,” Clarkson responded with a laugh, per People. “That’s literally what happened… and well, I wasn’t shocked. I was a tiny bit overweight.”

“But I wasn’t shocked by it,” the “Because of You” singer added. “They were like, ‘You’re pre-diabetic. You’re right on the borderline.’ And I was like, ‘But I’m not there yet.’ And then I waited two years and then I was like OK, I’ll do something about it.”

Clarkson had previously spoken to People about how she achieved her near 40 pound weight loss, which she attributed to staying active and increasing her protein intake.

“We go walk the dogs a few times at the park. We’ll go for ice cream because my daughter will wear me down. We’ll go make slime and we go to the museum,”  the mom of two said, speaking of how she gets to exercise with her two children, 9-year-old River Rose and 7-year-old Remington Alexander. 

“Walking in the city is quite the workout. And I’m really into infrared saunas right now. And I just got a cold plunge because everybody wore me down,” she continued. 

Clarkson explained her eating habits, too. “I eat a healthy mix. I dropped weight because I’ve been listening to my doctor — a couple years I didn’t,” she said. “And 90 percent of the time I’m really good at it because a protein diet is good for me anyway. I’m a Texas girl, so I like meat — sorry, vegetarians in the world!”


“But I still splurge. The other night I had a frozen yogurt with my daughter, and it was magical,” Clarkson admitted.

Despite being overweight at different points during her career, Clarkson said it didn’t hinder her opportunities. “I got on the No. 1 television show at my heaviest point, because it was right after I had kids, and it was like they didn’t care,” Clarkson told Glamour UK in 2020. 

“Paul (Telegdy, chairman of NBC Entertainment) hired me from NBC because he loved my personality, he loved that I connect with people and I’m really raw and real. It had nothing to do with my sex appeal or my look aesthetically. It had to do with me as a person. I think it’s really up to artists to force people to have that mentality.”

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