Kelly Clarkson reveals warning that forced her to undergo dramatic transformation

The singer shared that doctors warned her that she was pre-diabetic.

Kelly Clarkson has revealed the warning she received that forced her to undergo a dramatic weight loss transformation.

Actor Kevin James was a guest on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and told the singer she looked great, with Kelly thanking him and explaining, "I was told I was pre-diabetic. That was literally what happened. I wasn’t shocked. I was a tiny bit overweight, so I wasn’t shocked."

Kelly Clarkson in March 2023
Kelly Clarkson, pictured here in March 2023, has revealed the warning she received that forced her to undergo a dramatic weight loss transformation. Photo: Getty

"But they were like, 'You’re pre-diabetic. You’re right on the borderline,'" she added. "I was like, 'But I’m not there yet.' And then I waited two years and then did, however, move into the [range] — I was like, 'OK, I’ll do something about it.'"

It comes after she shared how she "dropped weight" after fans began speculating that she was using Ozempic.


Kelly spoke to People about the changes she made, revealing the main thing she did was move from LA to New York City, meaning she is now walking a whole lot more than before.

"Walking in the city is quite the workout," she told the publication. "And I’m really into infrared saunas right now. And I just got a cold plunge because everybody wore me down."

When it comes to diet, Kelly revealed she listened to her doctor, who helped her to make better choices and follow a more protein-rich diet, while cutting down on carbs.

Kelly Clarkson in October 2023
Kelly in October 2023. Photo: Getty

"I eat a healthy mix. I dropped weight because I’ve been listening to my doctor — a couple years I didn’t," she said. "And 90 percent of the time I’m really good at it because a protein diet is good for me anyway. I’m a Texas girl, so I like meat — sorry, vegetarians in the world!"

Fans noticed her weight loss after Kelly moved the show to New York City in the American autumn last year, with the star saying it was down to "healthier choices".

"Please share your secrets!" one fan wrote on an Instagram photo shared in October. "What are you doing to look so amazing!"


"Most likely Ozempic," another user responded, while some suggested it was "weight loss surgery", however, Kelly has never responded to these rumours.

Others insisted that "there's no magic to it" and that she was just eating healthier and moving more.

"Girl, NY and divorce look good on you," one user commented.

"Holy smokes girl! You look hot!" another added.

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