Hillary Clinton Comforted Kelly Clarkson After The Singer Broke Down In Tears While Recalling Being Hospitalized Twice During Her "Hard" Pregnancies

“I mean, literally, I asked God — this is a real thing — to just take me and my son in the hospital the second time because I was like, it’s the worst thing.”

Content warning: This post briefly discusses abortion and rape.

Kelly Clarkson is getting candid about her complicated pregnancies.

Kelly wearing a leather outfit and sitting on a talk show set

In case you didn’t know, Kelly is mom to 9-year-old daughter River and 8-year-old son Remy, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly Clarkson in a ruffled dress holds a child's hand, flanked by another child and a man, at an event

On Monday’s episode of her talk show, Kelly was joined by Hillary Clinton, and the pair discussed the Arizona Supreme Court’s recent decision to reinstate a near-total abortion ban from 1864 — a ruling that Hillary described as “horrifying in every way.”

Closeup of Hillary Clinton and Kelly Clarkson

“I feared it would happen, but I hoped it wouldn’t happen,” Hillary said during her interview with Kelly. “The danger to women’s lives, as well as to our right to make our own decisions about our bodies and ourselves, is so profound…there’s a kind of cruelty to it.”

Hillary Clinton wearing a jacket and scarf, seated on the talk show

As the two talked more about women’s reproductive rights, Kelly became overwhelmed with emotion as she recalled her own difficult pregnancy experiences, saying: “I have been pregnant twice, hospitalized both times.”

Kelly Clarkson on the red carpet in an off-shoulder gown, smiling, and carrying a clutch

Remembering the tough hospitalizations, Kelly said: “I mean, literally, I asked God — this is a real thing — to just take me and my son in the hospital the second time because I was like, it's the worst thing.”

Kelly Clarkson gestures while speaking

At this point, she was visibly crying and took a moment to pause. “I didn’t know I’d get emotional, sorry,” Kelly said.

Closeup of Kelly Clarkson

“To make some women go through that — whew,” Kelly said of pregnancy once she’d regained her composure, reiterating that it “was [her] decision” to have her children. “And I'm so glad I did. I love my babies. But to make someone…you don't realize how hard it is.”

Closeup of Kelly Clarkson with her hands in the air

This wasn't the first time Kelly openly discussed her difficult pregnancies. In 2015, she told CBS Mornings that her nausea and sickness became so severe that she had to “get IVs and fluids.”

Kelly Clarkson in a off-shoulder gown and child in a velvet suit on the red carpet

Similarly, while expecting in 2013, she told Ellen DeGeneres that she was finding pregnancy “horrible.”

Kelly standing on the red carpet smiling with her hands on her hips

You can watch clips from Kelly and Hillary’s entire conversation on The Kelly Clarkson Show here.

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