Kelly Clarkson Struggles with ‘Really Bad’ Morning Sickness: ‘I Have to Get IVs and Fluids’

11/18/2015 at 03:15 PM ET


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Kelly Clarkson‘s second pregnancy has an unfortunate similarity with her first: never-ending morning sickness.

“I’m familiar with all-day sickness,” said Clarkson, 33, in an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning Wednesday. “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad.”

Still, Clarkson — who’s expecting a son — says having the chance to “pop out magical unicorns” like her daughter River Rose, who is now 17 months old, makes her struggle worth it.

The former American Idol winner announced her second pregnancy during her concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center in August.

Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock planned to keep the news under wraps for a bit, but the singer admits she couldn’t control her emotions while singing “Piece by Piece,” a personal song about her absent father and loving husband.

“I couldn’t get through it and I was crying so hard and I thought, ‘These people are going to think I’m on drugs, but I’m about to lose it like a crazy person,’ ” she tells King, laughing. “I was like, ‘Oh, I gotta explain.’ And then it just came out.”

The singer says the tune shows her “vulnerable” side, as she admits that Blackstock pieced her heart “back together” years after her dad broke it.

“I think a lot of people will view that as weakness, but I think it’s a strength to trust someone,” she explains.

In addition to being a great shoulder for Clarkson to lean on, Blackstock is also the ideal parent for their children.

“He’s the complete opposite of how my father was … He’s present,” she says, adding, “Once your dad basically is like, ‘You’re unwanted,’ you can say anything and it’s not going to bother me.”

Sickness and heartache aside, Clarkson has found happiness with a family of her own.

“My husband and I are like, ‘How did this happen?’ ” she says. “We’re very lucky.”

— Lindsay Kimble

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Kathy on

Love her and wish her well.

guest on

As someone who suffered from infertility, I resent people like Kelly Clarkson and Kim Kardashian who choose to have babies back to back and complain non stop about it. And in both these cases they had difficult first pregnancies but again CHOSE to have children again so quickly. You know what, just shut up!!! Be happy that you were able to conceive. I was able to finally conceive and I have a wonderful son so my annoyance is not because I never was able to have a child but for those who read these articles and cannot.

Emily on

But guest, this article isn’t about you. You can’t make it about you then be offended by what they say. They don’t have to “shut up” … YOU need to toughen up!

There is nothing wrong with not enjoying the sucky aspects of pregnancy.

Rachel on

Guest – as a woman who suffers from infertility myself, I resent people like you. Guess what? One man’s struggles don’t take away from someone else’s. You act like she isn’t happy when she clearly states that it’s 100% worth it.

Amanda on

I also suffered from infertility. I have had nine miscarriages and two successful pregnancies. It doesn’t bother me ONE BIT when people complain about being pregnant. Not everything in life that you really really want ends up being puppies and rainbows. That being said, I hope that Guest never ever ever has a crappy day with her kid, one of those days where you just want to hide in the bathroom so you can have two seconds to yourself. I hope she’s never had a day when the sound of her son’s voice is is like nails on a chalkboard, and having to listen to the same stupid story for the 45th story in one day is enough to make her seriously consider turning her station wagon into a DeLorean just so she can go back and find out where her ancestors got the willpower to handle the kind of insanity that accompanies children. I hope that she never has one second in the day where her child otherwise irritates her or exasperates her or makes her wonder, for a split second, why she decided to have kids in the first place. Because as much as I wanted kids, and as much physical and emotional hell I went through to finally make that dream a reality, I would be lying to everyone, especially myself, if I pretended like it was everything that I thought it would be. So, Guest, you see, if you’ve ever had one single small moment of frustration with your child, you’re no better than you’re claiming Kelly and Kim K are. Do you see that? Probably not, because you’re as self-centered as they are. Having kids is HARD. Being a parent is hard. And it’s a slap in the face to the women who admit that motherhood isn’t wonderful all the time when people like YOU attempt to incite guilt in the women who are brave enough to be honest with themselves, and others, about how exhausting this really is.

Tee on

Guest, I had a medically necessary but VERY emotionally unwanted hysterectomy on July 6th of this year. I don’t have children and all I’ve ever wanted is to be a Momma. It’s been several months but it still aches like it was yesterday. So I do understand where you’re coming from and have felt similar frustrations.

But I thought I’d throw a thought out there. This is just my opinion, of course, and you have every right to the way you feel. But for me, I view Kelly and Kim very differently. Kelly is “complaining” about a legitimate thing. She’s been very sick during her pregnancy, sick enough to the point of needing some serious medical attention. But Kim is primarily complaining about her weight gain and appearance. One, in my opinion, is legitimate and the other is not. Just a thought.

I’m sorry for your heartache. I’m praying for you.