Entertainment Tonight reports doctors have ordered ‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson to not sing or talk for at least 5 days due to nodes found on her vocal chords. Doctors will then determine if surgery is necessary to remove the nodes. The surgery can take a lot of time to heal and some singers never regain their ability to sing as they could before. Kelly was forced to cancel her appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly today, but But she did keep her appointment at the wax museum. She will be heard tomorrow on VH1’s ‘Driven, American Idol Kelly Clarkson’. Highlights of the episode include videos of her high school performances.
Kelly Clarkson Talks With Rick Dees
September 25, 2002 – Rick Dees interviewed Kelly earlier today by phone. Rick tried to set up Kelly with Jason Guy, the latest resident of the Big Brother 3 house to get evicted, who was in the studio. Kelly said the funnest thing for her was doing the duet with Reba McEntire, and that Reba was too sweet. Kelly says she hated seeing people go on the show, almost wishing she was voted off instead. As for the Justin Guarini rumors and now Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, she says she and Guarini are just friends, and that she has met Timberlake, where she accidentally walked onto his photo set. Kelly says Justin is a nice guy and phenomenal artist. Audio has since been removed.
Kelly Clarkson’s Single Sells 236,000 In First Week
September 25, 2002 – Kelly saw her new double-A-side record ‘A Moment Like This’/’Before Your Love’ rose from the No. 52 spot to No. 1 after going on sale in stores last week, marking the biggest leap to No. 1 in the history of the Hot 100, her label, RCA Records, said on Wednesday. “We’re in uncharted territory,” said Geoff Mayfield of Billboard magazine, which publishes the charts. “It’s unusual to have a retail single to begin with, and it’s even more unusual to have one sell decent numbers.” The album sold 236,000 copies its first week in stores, the first time since 1999 that a single has sold more than 200,000 copies.
Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Making The Video’ Airs Tonight
September 24, 2002 – Kelly talked with Entertainment Tonight about her very first video for ‘Before Your Love’, which is featured on tonight’s MTV Making The Video at 10:30 PM. Kelly says she wanted to sex up her image saying, “Have you seen my single cover? I’m already looking like I’m selling Thin Mints.”