Kelly Clarkson is tearing down her walls piece by piece amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
The “Kelly Clarkson Show” host praised her guest Demi Lovato this week for being so open about mental health before speaking about her own struggles.
“I have similar issues,” Clarkson, 38, said. “I’ve suffered from depression, and I think a lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood, you’ve been trained to, like, just keep going and you can handle it.”
The “American Idol” winner is in the midst of a divorce from Blackstock, 43, after nearly seven years of marriage. The exes share 6-year-old daughter River Rose and 4-year-old son Remington.
Lovato, 27, told Clarkson that she always admired Clarkson because she was “fearless and courageous and real as, you know.”
“I love that about you,” the “Skyscraper” singer added. “When I was younger I always thought to myself, ‘If I ever make it, I want to be like her, because she’s real and she’s genuine.’”
Clarkson accepted the compliment, but acknowledged, “I’m not all the time.”
“It takes work,” she said. “That’s a daily effort in trying to be positive. That’s not like a given, like, ‘Oh, you’re just over it and you went to some magical therapy session and it’s over. I think that’s a daily thing that you work at and a daily thing that I work at.”
The “Piece by Piece” singer added, “It’s not easy to always have a spotlight on you and arrows being aimed at you, especially when you are vulnerable and you give people more ammo for all the trolls out there.”
“There are always things that happen that come up that bum you out, but at the same time you’ve got to recognize at some point though, that it’s made you who you are,” she told the magazine a few weeks before she filed for divorce. “You are thankful and I’m a very strong individual. I’m very confident and I’ve been forced to find that in myself. I’ve been forced to at a very early age.”
The singer has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, talent manager Brandon Blackstock, The Blast reported on Thursday. She filed to end her marriage on June 4.
Clarkson, 38, and Blackstock, 43, are the parents of two children: River Rose, 5, and Remington Alexander, 4. Surprisingly, the “Piece by Piece” songstress revealed on her talk show in May that she wanted to have more children, but said Blackstock didn’t feel the same way, as he also has kids Savannah and Seth with ex Melissa Ashworth.
KICKS OFF APRIL 1, 2020 AT ZAPPOS THEATER AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Nov 01, 2019, 08:15 ET
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1, 2019 — GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, opening on Wednesday, April 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
To celebrate the announcement of her Las Vegas
residency, Clarkson performs a very special Kellyoke medley. Tune in to
today’s show to see the performance and stay tuned to “The Kelly
Clarkson Show” broadcast and social media next week for additional
pre-sale announcements. For “The Kelly Clarkson Show” show times, please
check your local listings.
Designed exclusively for the Zappos Theater at Planet
Hollywood Resort & Casino, Kelly and her longtime band will immerse
fans in a one-of-a-kind up-close music experience that rocks through her
nearly two-decade long catalog of award-winning smash hits. Clarkson
will also offer VIP Experiences that bundle premium tickets with
exclusive show perks like a stage-side bar. A limited number of meet and
greets will also be available for purchase. Experience details are
available at: KellyClarkson.com/Vegas
“I’ve always loved performing in Las Vegas and the high energy of the crowds there,” said Kelly Clarkson.
“So many of my musical idols have had, and still have, incredible
residencies on The Strip, and I’m so excited to create my own!”
Exclusive pre-sale ticket access will run from Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. PT, with public on-sale access kicking off at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 8.
Citi is the official presale credit card of Kelly Clarkson: Invincible. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. PT through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
addition, Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty
program, and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a
presale running Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT.For additional ticket on-sale information please visit KellyClarkson.com/Vegas.
The 16 performances going on sale are:
April 2020: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11 July 2020: 29, 31 August 2020: 1, 5, 7, 8 September 2020: 18, 19, 23, 25, 26
General ticket prices begin at $59 plus applicable tax and fees. Tickets may be purchased online at KellyClarkson.com/Vegas or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.
KELLY CLARKSON Kelly Clarkson,
who recently released her critically acclaimed Grammy nominated eighth
studio album, “Meaning of Life,” is among the most popular artists of
this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and
36 million singles. The Texas-born
singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the
inaugural season of “American Idol.” Clarkson’s debut single, “A Moment
Like This,” followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100,
ultimately ranking as the year’s best-selling single in the U.S.
Further, Clarkson is one of pop’s top singles artists, with 18 singles
boasting multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications around the
world, including such global favorites as “Miss Independent” and
“Because of You.” Clarkson has released eight studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger, Wrapped In Red, Piece By Piece, Meaning of Life), one greatest hits album, and two children’s books (New York Times Top 10 best seller River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and the follow up River Rose and the Magical Christmas). She
is the recipient of an array of awards including three GRAMMY Awards,
four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of
Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country
Music Association Award. She is also the first artist to top each of
Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts. 2019 has
already seen Clarkson host the Billboard Music Awards for a second
consecutive year, voice the character of Moxy in STXFilms’ UglyDolls and reclaim her red chair for the 17th season of The Voice
following back-to-back wins as coach last year on seasons 14 and 15.
Clarkson also made the highest rated daytime debut in seven years with
her very own talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” syndicated by
NBCUniversal Television Distribution.
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LIVE NATION LAS VEGAS Live
Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live
entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster,
Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation
Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Billy Idol at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; FOREIGNER, The Doobie Brothers and Chicago at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Florida Georgia Line
at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation
Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s
other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay
Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las
Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las
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PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO Planet
Hollywood Resort & Casino is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas
Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites
showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options
of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment
and a bustling nightlife. A bright, bold addition to the resort’s
portfolio, the new Ultra Hip Rooms feature contemporary elegance and
luxury bedding. Known as the place to play for its roster of A-list
celebrity guests, Planet Hollywood’s 231 newly restyled suites feature
stunning views of the glittering skyline and daring décor elements such
as suspended sofas, lounge-style living spaces and oversized modern
artwork. The resort encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming,
several lounges, impressive restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Burger,
KOI, Strip House, and the award-winning Spice Market Buffet, an
intimate wedding chapel and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The
resort also features The Scene Pool Deck with the Strip’s first and only
stand-alone wave machine, the FlowRider. Home to the first pop music
residency in Las Vegas, Zappos Theater showcases resident headliners Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain. Magician Criss Angel performs an over-the-top visual spectacular of “Criss Angel MINDFREAK®”
in the newly-renovated Criss Angel Theater. The property is encircled
by Miracle Mile Shops with more than 170 specialty stores and
restaurants. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is operated by a
subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more
information, please visit planethollywoodresort.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.