Kelly Clarkson Thought Her Career Was Over After Giving Birth

Was Kelly Clarkson‘s career almost over? The former American Idol winner opened up in an interview to ET Canada about how she was almost forced to end her career. Clarkson thought it was all over when she gave birth to her baby daughter, River, back in June.

She recounted the difficult time that usually brings much joy to new parents. Instead of just settling into her new role as a parent, Clarkson almost had to start brainstorming, after the delivery of her baby left her without a voice.

“Afterwards was the part where I literally had a moment where I cried and drank wine all day. I was like, ‘Oh, God, I’m not going to be a singer anymore!”

Clarkson, who married her husband, Brandon Blackstock, on October 2013, sought comfort in Brandon when she thought she had to give up her career as a singer.

“I was bawling to my husband and completely hammered, just going, ‘Oh, my God, it’s over. ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

So did Clarkson have a backup plan? Not really, but the time she went without her voice gave her a bit of a rest to think of something.

“I guess I could do more charity work. I didn’t know what I was going to do.”

Fortunately, she got her voice back. Before she lost her voice, she recorded her album Piece by Pice while she was pregnant with her daughter, River. Even though she managed to accomplish recording a full album, it didn’t make for an easy pregnancy.

According to Clarkson, the whole pregnancy was difficult because she was constantly sick and had to take off more time than she originally anticipated.

Back in December of 2013, six months before she gave birth to her daughter, Kelly told Ellen DeGeneres of her pregnancy woes.

“I vomit a good dozen times a day its like bad. I vomited before coming out here.”

Clarkson continued, “I’m not even kidding, it’s so bad. It’s so bad. It’s, like, so gross. And that’s the thing too, you’re not attractive when you’re pregnant. Everybody tells you [that] you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty. That is total crap. My nails are short, my hair still falls out — it’s not all lush and beautiful — and I have no glow. Unless it’s, like, something left over from a bad throw up. It’s horrible.”

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