Kelly Clarkson Suffered Health Scare During ‘The Voice’ Season 17 Filming
Kelly Clarkson recently faced a painful health issue while cameras were rolling for The Voice Season 17. In a new interview with People, the singer reveals that she had an ovarian cyst burst during filming for the TV singing competition's newest season.
Clarkson recalls that she was talking to her fellow The Voice coach Blake Shelton on set, with cameras recording, "and all of the sudden, everything he said just went away, and I had to grab his arm, and I was like, ‘Something is wrong.'” Ovarian cysts, like the cysts that can form elsewhere on the body, are often harmless, according to the Mayo Clinic, but some can be cancerous or painful. If the cyst ruptures, as Clarkson's did, it can cause severe pain and internal bleeding.
The cyst on Clarkson's ovary burst only one week after she had surgery to remove her appendix, after hosting the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with appendicitis. The cyst bursting, the artist says, "was more painful than the appendicitis," but because it happened only a week later, she "was freaking out!”
Because of the ruptured ovarian cyst, Clarkson took another trip to the emergency room. "I was hysterically laughing and crying at one point in the E.R., like, ‘What is happening?’” she admits of the back-to-back medical issues. However, she's feeling much better these days.
"I’m great now," Clarkson adds. "I’m totally great now."
It's a good thing, too, as Clarkson has a busy fall calendar: Not only is she returning to coach on The Voice, she is also debuting a brand-new daytime TV talk show. The Kelly Clarkson Show will premiere on Sept. 9, and the 17th season of The Voice will make its debut on Sept. 23.
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