Kelly Clarkson Reveals How Cancer Scare Ruined Her First Grammys


Kelly Clarkson Reveals How Cancer Scare Ruined Her First Grammys


The 'Breakaway' hitmaker says her team redid her makeup four times in the morning before the award-giving ceremony because she kept crying after receiving the news.
Kelly Clarkson knows how it feels to be diagnosed with cancer. The "Since U Been Gone" singer opened up about being falsely diagnosed with the disease on Billboard's "Pop Shop Podcast" on Tuesday, February 7.

Clarkson said that the news came in the morning before she attended her first Grammys. "Not many people know this... but I was told that morning that I had cancerous results for something," she revealed, before adding, "I went the whole day crying. They redid my makeup four times because I was like, 'Wow, so young.' I was just completely freaking out. Then when I won, I thought, 'Oh, my God. This is like God giving me one more thing before something horrible happens.' "

Although she was terrified throughout the night, she still nailed her performance on Grammys' stage as she performed her famous ballad song "Because of You" incredibly. Luckily, when she came to her doctor the next day, the cancer scare turned out to be an incorrect diagnosis.

"I was like, 'You completely ruined my entire [day],' " Clarkson recalled. "As a kid watching the Grammys, that was a big dream! It was kind of the worst/greatest day. And the next day was also the worst/greatest day because I wanted to punch someone. I was like, 'Who mixes up results? Why wouldn't you test again?' It was very much a roller coaster ride, that day, for me. So, it's kind of unfortunate, but a lot of the moments got stolen from that mishap. But hey, I didn't have cancer!"

During the interview, Clarkson also expressed her feelings on being nominated at the 59th Grammy Awards in the Best Pop Vocal Performance category. "[It's] always nice to be in the same category as Adele and Beyonce Knowles," Clarkson quipped in the podcast, before adding, "I'm against Adele and Beyonce, so I don't foresee me winning... Those are all fantastic performers and artists, so I think that's my favorite part. I think you win when you're put in the same category as people you think are super-talented... I've won a few Grammys - I feel fulfilled. If I win or if I don't win, I kinda still feel like a winner. That sounds like a Hallmark answer, but it's true."




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