Kelly Clarkson has revealed she was told she had cancer on the morning of the 2006 Grammys.
In an interview for Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, the Breakaway hitmaker confessed that prior to picking up two awards at the event, she had received blood test results that diagnosed her with the disease.
“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… and then when I won, I thought, ‘Oh my god. This is like God giving me one more thing before something horrible happens,” she explained.
The shock of the news saw the former American Idol winner go on make a tearful acceptance speech for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
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But it turns out the whole thing was just a mishap.
“I went to the doctors the next day and they apologised for mixing up results. And I was like, ‘Are you for real?... it was kind of the worst/greatest day,” she recalled.
“A lot of the moments got stolen from that mishap, but hey, I didn’t have cancer!”
“I don’t even remember being but being terrified.”