Kelly Clarkson Reveals Which Song 'Almost Killed Me'

By Sarah Tate

June 7, 2024

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Anyone who has tuned in to the Kellyoke segments on The Kelly Clarkson Show knows that Kelly Clarkson can nail basically any song she gets her hands on. However, even she isn't immune to struggling in a performance and, in fact, recently revealed the one song that she said "almost killed" her.

Clarkson took on the song "Blaze of Glory" by Bon Jovi during Thursday's (June 6) episode of her talk show, but the rehearsals didn't go smoothly as she shared that the song "almost killed me," per People. And the reason why may not be what you expect, as revealed in a video with bloopers and footage from rehearsal that showed her struggling to remember the words, laughing as her "learning disability [kicked] in" and letting out a scream of frustration.

"I grew up on that song. I know that song but in my rehearsal I messed it up like a gazillion times," she said, adding, "Not even cause I wasn't hitting the notes. I just couldn't read. I just kept saying the wrong words. It got so ridiculous I had to let it go like Elsa just for a minute and then I had someone come rescue me."

That special someone was the OG himself Jon Bon Jovi, who appeared on the show ahead of his new album Forever, which dropped Friday (June 7). He showed support for the "Stronger" singer as she said she "can't get the words right," responding, "Come on, girlfriend!" and giving her a hug.

Check out the video below to watch Clarkson cover the difficult song.

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