Kelly Clarkson breaks down live on air after guest’s sweet message

Kelly Clarkson cries as she talks about daughter's bullying

Singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson burst into tears live on-air during a recent episode of her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. 

The show host put on an emotional display after her guest Henry Winkler gave her daughter River some words of encouragement.

During the show, Kelly and Henry discussed the actor’s upcoming children’s book series, Detective Duck.

In the conversation, the American Idol winner praised the author for being such a “successful writer,” after co-writing 38 novels with Lin Oliver.

Kelly also gave kudos to Henry for being an inspiration to those who live with learning disabilities.

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Kelly then began discussing her daughter River, who is dyslexic, letting him know that she uses him as an example to encourage her since he too is dyslexic.

She said: “I find it amazing to tell my daughter that you [have] written like 40 books and you’re dyslexic because she was getting bullied at school for not being able to read like all the other kids.” 

Kelly added that her daughter’s school did a presentation on dyslexia and the famous people who had it, which included actors Anthony Mackie, Zachary Levi, and Henry himself.

She touched on how much the celebrities featured in the presentation at River’s school empowered her daughter not to hide or be ashamed of her learning difficulty.

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Henry then suddenly interrupted Kelly mid-compliment, asking her daughter’s name so he could personalise his message to her even more.

After becoming aware of River’s name, he turned and spoke directly to one of the cameras, as if he was talking to River face-to-face.

“River, how you learn has nothing to do with how brilliant you are,” Henry said, as the audience could be heard cheering in the background.

Henry’s sweet message triggered an emotional response from Kelly. 

The mum-of-two broke out into tears, as she quickly grabbed a box of tissues to dry her teary eyes.

“It’s fine, we’re fine,” the singer said before she joked: “My makeup article is going to kill me,” as she attempted to save her makeup from her tears.  

When she finally composed herself she told Henry that his words were “so nice” and they carried on with the rest of the show. 

The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays on NBC in the US.

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