Kelly Clarkson has shared her depression experience with Demi Lovato. She also talked about the Black Lives Matter movement during The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Kelly Clarkson started by praising Demi Lovato for being vocal about mental health.
The 38 year old singer said,
“I love how open you are about mental health because I have similar issues, and I suffer from depression. I think a lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood even, [are] kind of trained to just keep going and ‘you can handle it,’ especially as a woman it’s like, ‘Don’t let them see you sweat.”
Kelly Clarkson expressed how sharing her story can be of great help to others, especially fans, while also acknowledging that her mental health journey “takes work.”
She stated, “Like, even when you overcome something, they’re like, ‘OK, she’s already overcome it.’ I’m like, ‘No, no that’s a daily effort in, like, trying to be positive….That’s not, like, a given. Like, you’re just over it, and you went to some magical therapy session, and it’s over. I think that’s a daily thing that you work at and a daily thing that I work at.”
On Black Lives Matter movement, Kelly Clarkson asked Lovato what she thought “we can all do differently.”
Lovato replied, “I think the first step is educating ourselves. We have a lot of time on our hands right now. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be watching these movies and absorbing all the information that we possibly can about what’s going on in the world. And then, from there, we’ve seen it all over the media that being silent and being not racist is not enough anymore. I saw online what had happened, and I felt like this overwhelming sense of, like, frustration [and] anger,” Lovato said. “I was, like, crying and I started writing in my phone. I just got out all of my emotions, and I felt guilty that I hadn’t been doing more and saying more as an ally. But I was also afraid that people were going to come at me….Because everybody’s angry right now, and I didn’t want anyone to think I had the wrong intentions or that I was uneducated or speaking about something I didn’t know about. That was a fear of mine.”