When you gotta go, you gotta go. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of performing your chart topping hits either, at least Kelly Clarkson’s body didn’t seem to care.
Clarkson revealed something that fans didn’t expect during the April 8th episode of her talk show. She once had to use the bathroom during a concert, and a trashcan was the best option available.
This little potty nightmare occured backstage during a performance. She couldn’t hold it and she ran back for a costume change. After all, Clarkson is known to sport several looks during her elaborately produced concerts.
She started off telling this story while saying that she shouldn’t be telling the story.
“I shouldn’t tell this story. Well, I’ll tell you right now, there was one time — it wasn’t pee, my friend. I got some kind of wrecked up from some kind of food. I had to run backstage to my quick change. I grabbed this poor trash can and, boy, I destroyed it.”
“It was bad. And we might have to edit this out, but I’m just saying, it happens! What are you supposed to do?!”
They ended up keeping that little story in the show, an intimate detail about Kelly Clarkson’s career on the road. Those stagehands didn’t get paid enough that night, for sure.
That was quite a revelation for Kelly Clarkson to make. It also proves that things might not be as glamorous as you’d expect behind the scenes at a concert. Sometimes you might stumble across a world famous artist pooping in a trash can in between songs.