Kelly Clarkson Thought She Had Cancer During The 2006 Grammys
Rewind back to the 2006 Grammy Awards and you'll remember what a huge night it was for Kelly Clarkson. She was nominated in two categories (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Since You've Been Gone" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Breakaway) and even though she took home both awards, the day arrived with some tragic news. Prior to the ceremony, doctors had informed the American Idol champ that she had cancer.
"Well, not many people know this — not to be a Debbie Downer — but I was told that morning that I had cancerous results for something," she told Billboard’s Pop Shop podcast. "Here's the horrible part: I went the whole day crying. They redid my makeup, like, 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.'"
Thankfully, Clarkson was able to turn everything around when she was told the following day that she was misdiagnosed. Needless to say, the Idol OG considers it one of her worst and greatest days of her life.
"I was like, 'You completely ruined my entire [experience],'" she explained. "The first time for an artist … 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!"
Sunday night's 59th annual Grammy Awards will see Clarkson compete against Beyoncé ("Hold Up"), Adele ("Hello"), Justin Bieber ("Love Yourself") and Ariana Grande ("Dangerous Woman") in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for her live rendition of "Piece by Piece."
The 2017 Grammy Awards air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday Feb. 12.
Original article by James Dinh at iHeartRadio