[Updated] Kelly Clarkson Says She Wanted to Kill Herself When She Was 'Really Skinny'

Kelly Clarkson is no stranger to body shaming 10+ years into her career, but the criticism is nothing compared to how horrible she felt when she tried to maintain her ‘pop star’ body image.

via Page Six:

“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,” the singer, 35, told Attitude magazine.

Clarkson continued, “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 in headphones and run. I was at the gym all the time.”

Clarkson has faced a lot of body-shaming and criticism in the past, but she feels comfortable with where she’s at now. “I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there too,” she said. “It was a case of turning around, facing them and walking toward the light,” Clarkson added.

As long as she’s healthy and happy…that’s all that matters.

Update: Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter to dispute the interview, claiming she was misquoted:

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