by Zach Johnson | Wed., Nov. 18, 2015 6:15 AM
Kelly Clarkson isn't familiar with morning sickness.
"I'm familiar with all-day sickness," the "Invincible" singer said with a laugh in a pre-taped interview that aired on CBS This Morning Wednesday. The Grammy winner, who is expecting her second child with her husband, Brandon Blackstock, continued, "I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It's really bad."
Kelly had a similar experience during her first pregnancy.
"I vomit a good dozen times a day. It's, like, bad. I vomited before coming out here," the American Idol winner said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2013. "I'm not even kidding. It's so bad. It's so bad. It's, like, so gross. And that's the thing, too: You're not attractive when you're pregnant. Everybody tells you [that] you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty. That is total crap. My nails are short, my hair still falls out—it's not all lush and beautiful—and I have no glow. Unless it's, like, something left over from a bad throw up. It's horrible."
She took to Twitter on Wednesday to give a shout-out to her loved ones, who have shown her support amid her struggles.
I am surrounded by friends/family that couldn't be more loving, helpful, & supportive. No better gift in life. I am so blessed!— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) November 18, 2015
Kelly, who welcomed daughter River Rose Blackstock 17 months ago, is now expecting a boy. She announced her pregnancy in concert in August, prior to canceling the remainder of her tour. She broke down while singing "Piece by Piece," a song about her relationship (or lack thereof) with her dad, causing her to spill the beans.
"I couldn't get through it and I was crying so hard," she told Gayle King Wednesday. "I thought, 'These people are going to think I'm on drugs. I'm about to lose it like a pregnant person. I gotta explain.' And then it just came out."
To this day, "Piece by Piece" still makes Kelly emotional. "It was a hard thing for me," she said of recording her album's title track. "It was a very vulnerable song in a sense of like, 'Yes, I had help and somebody helped put me back together.' I think a lot of people view that as weakness, but I think it's a strength to trust someone."
Kelly said her husband is "the complete opposite of how my father was." For starters, she explained, "He was present. He wins for being around."
Her father's absence helped prepare Kelly for life in the limelight. "Once your dad basically is like,' You're unwanted,' you can say anything and it's not going to bother me," she said. Regarding comments about her weight, she said, "I think it's just a cheap shot, sitting behind a computer. If somebody were to say, 'Oh, you shouldn't be eating that,' I'm going to eat it five times right in front of your face."
And though many of her songs are about self-empowerment, the "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" singer confessed, "I make my records because they're therapeutic for me."
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