Kelly Clarkson Jokes About Her Weight-Loss Journey During Performance

During her Las Vegas residency concert, Kelly Clarkson poked fun at her curve-hugging outfit. As she put it, "I lost weight and they're like, 'Let's get you into this tight s--t.'"

By Alyssa Morin Jan 04, 2024 11:47 PMTags
Watch: Kelly Clarkson Talks Health and Her Weight-Loss Journey

Kelly Clarkson isn't breaking away from discussing her weight-loss. 

The "Stronger" singer cheekily addressed her body transformation during a recent performance at her Las Vegas residency Chemistry…an Intimate Night With Kelly Clarkson

At one point during the show, a concertgoer asked the Grammy winner if she would take a shot of vodka with her. Although Kelly was more than happy to fulfill her fans' request, she admitted she was nervous about having a wardrobe malfunction.

"Oh, boy. I really can't bend in these," Kelly told the fan, leaning over to grab the bottle of alcohol in her body-hugging jumpsuit, as seen in footage captured in a Jan. 2 TikTok video. "Dude, this is tight. Like, I lost weight and they're like, 'Let's get you into this tight s--t.'"

Kelly's comments about her weight-loss come after she recently opened up about her health and fitness journey, noting that moving to New York City last fall helped her get into shape.

"Walking in the city is quite the workout," Kelly told People in an interview published Jan. 3. "I'm really into infrared saunas right now. And I just got a cold plunge because everybody wore me down."

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Kelly has also changed up her diet since living in the Big Apple.

"I eat a healthy mix," the 41-year-old explained. "I dropped weight because I've been listening to my doctor—a couple years I didn't. And 90 percent of the time I'm really good at it because a protein diet is good for me anyway."

As she put it, "I'm a Texas girl, so I like meat—sorry, vegetarians in the world!"

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As for why Kelly decided to breakaway from Los Angeles? She put it simply: "I needed a fresh start." 

Last year, the "Because of You" artist not only relocated her family—her daughter River Rose, 9, and son Remington Alexander, 7, who she shares with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock—but moved her namesake talk show from L.A. to NYC.

For Kelly, starting anew has been the best decision she's made.

"To be able to come into season five feeling good and knowing my kids feel good—and the dust has settled," she continued, "Season five is my first season to actually enjoy every minute of it." 

Kelly isn't the only star to share insight into her weight-loss journey. Keep reading to see how other A-listers have whipped themselves into shape.

Kaley Cuoco

Eight months after welcoming her daughter Matilda with Tom Pelphrey, Kaley noted why she loves doing treadmill workouts amid her postpartum fitness journey.

"Putting that incline up is so good for your muscles, and for your circulation," she told in an interview published Nov. 22. "I'll also walk backward, which is amazing for your butt and legs. It pretty much works everything."

Becky G

After having a transformative year in 2023, Becky revealed how fitness played a major role. "I know at the end of the day who benefits from a healthier me the most—myself," she told E! News. "Eventually, if you dedicate yourself to it, you will have lived your life longer with this habit than you ever did without it. At least, that's the way I like to think about it."

Her go-to workouts? "If it's a home work out, if it's stretch, if it's going outside for a walk—I try to be as consistent as I can be."

Kelly Clarkson

The Grammy winner explained how moving to New York City helped kickstart her health and fitness journey. "Walking in the city is quite the workout," Kelly told People in an interview published Jan. 3. "And I'm really into infrared saunas right now. And I just got a cold plunge because everybody wore me down."

Julianne Hough

 Julianne told E! News the exercise she always blocks out time for when she has a jam-packed schedule.

"I know that I can walk around the hills with my dog," the Dancing With the Stars said. "That's key because I have to get her out, too. But movement in general, whether it's 10 minutes or five minutes of something, I have to move my body."

And when she has more time to break a sweat, she added, "Whether it's a Kinrgy class or doing Pilates or yoga, the fact that we get to combine all of those modalities is my favorite because I love versatility."

Kate Hudson

"I always move, even for a few minutes each day. Sometimes I'll go into a room, turn up the music and just dance. It's a great way to let loose and feel great."

DJ Khaled

The record producer opened up about his love for golfing and how it's helped him slim down.

"I do it every day and I get a chance to sit on the golf cart or walking about to answer an email or a call and handle my business," he told Us Weekly in an interview published Sept. 20. "It's so much [more] pleasurable, meaning [being around] the nature, the sun. It cleanses me."

Lana Condor

"Honestly, my favorite way to break a sweat right now is playing VR. We got a virtual reality headset right as everything was shutting down and it's been AMAZING during quarantine. There are so many games that make you work up a sweat and it's so awesome. I am genuinely so sore after I play."

Padma Lakshmi

"Under normal circumstances it's going to the gym, but right now I'm taking online classes with my Pilates instructor Britni Lariviere. I'm also trying to jump rope—2,000 strokes each day."

JoAnna Garcia Swisher

"Family bike rides are big for us right now and I always try to carve out thirty minutes for pilates with Andrea Rodgers and foam rolling with Lauren Roxburgh."

Janel Parrish

"Running and listening to music. The best outlet I've found these last few months being stuck in the house! I feel so great and pumped up after."

Dascha Polanco

"My favorite way to break a sweat is mix of sex, PRx Performance, hiking, biking."

Brooke Burke

"By connecting with my audience and motivating them through my Brooke Burke Body fitness app! I've been live streaming on the app as well as on my Instagram since the beginning of quarantine in an effort to make fitness fun and innovative. I especially love walking my viewers through total body cardio parties, which is when I crank up the music, let them find their rhythm and let the booty burn. Cardio kicks up your heart rate, so if you're not sweating, you're not working out hard enough!"

Whitney Port

"I have been doing a lot of Sculpt, Cardio Boxing and Yoga Classes on the obé Fitness App and virtual classes with Pilates By Amanda. If I don't have a lot of time, I will do Lauren Gores' express workouts on her Instagram."

Maggie Q

"During lockdown it's yoga under my own direction. I can go onto so many different tangents and by the time I am done it is often two hours."

Merle Dandridge

"My trainer, Amoila Cesar, gets lots of results out of me by appealing to my 'no quit,' competitive side. He yells and I love it. During quarantine, I got my fix by doing his 6 Weeks of THE WORK on Beachbody on Demand. I also love a rigorous barre class and need daily yoga."

Rachel Naomi Hilson

"I've been doing a lot of dancing in my apartment. I'll turn on some music and just go. Sometimes it's more structured, sometimes it's interpretive, sometimes I twerk. Also hiking!"

Paige DeSorbo

"My go-to work out is P.Volve, I've gone to their classes for years and now I stream them at home. I try and workout at least 3 to 4 times a week even if its for 30 minutes. Its all about strengthening and elongating your muscles. It's my favorite!"