Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato Talk About Mental Health

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Kelly Clarkson praised Demi Lovato for speaking up about her mental health issues and admitted that she deals with her own.

"I love how open you are about mental health because I have similar issues, and I suffer from depression," she said during a conversation that aired on Wednesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. "A lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood, you’ve been kind of trained to just keep going and ‘you can handle it,’ and especially as a woman it's like, ‘Don't let them see you sweat.’

“So, I just love that you're open about that because not everybody's as vulnerable at being like that and I think it's helpful for your fans.”

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Lovato returned the love, calling Clarkson “fearless and courageous and real as f… and I love that about you.”

The pop star added: “You were, like, the first idol that I ever had, and I wouldn't be the artist or even the person that I am with being so outspoken, and vulnerable, and fearless if I hadn't had you to look up to.”

Clarkson pointed out it “takes work” to maintain good mental health – especially in the age of social media.

“It's not easy to always have a spotlight on you and arrows being aimed at you,” she said, “especially when you are vulnerable and you give people more ammo for all the trolls out there.”

Watch the conversation below:

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