Kelly Clarkson announced that she is pregnant with her second child. She made the surprise announcement — video below! — during her concert performance. And if that weren’t causing enough excitement already she went on to cover ‘Cool for the Summer’ to celebrate Demi Lovato’s birthday.
Yes, it was quite a night at the at the Staples Center in L.A. Multi-Grammy winning music superstar and inagural season American Idol winner unpacked all the news! She said she and her husband Brandon Blackstock are now expecting another child, their second after daughter River Rose, who was born in June of 2014.
Yes, there are many ways to announce a pregnancy these days, from official statements from reps sent to celebrity media outlets to posting baby bump photos on Facebook or Instagram.
Ah, but Kelly Clarkson took a direct approach, which, now after the fact is going viral in social media and major media. She interrupted her live concert performance on her current Piece By Piece Tour to tell the audience — and by extension all the rest of us — that she and her husband are expecting their second child!
You can see the full video below, via YouTube. After giving an emotional performance of ‘Piece By Piece,’ the title track of her album from which the tour takes its name, she told the audience, “I was not planning on announcing this, but I’m pregnant, totally pregnant!”
Clarkson went on to say, “This is not how I wanted to announce.” And continuing with her unplanned announcement, she told the audience, “I didn’t want you to think I’m on pills or something weird. I would like to apologize to my husband. This was not planned.”
Clearly enthusiasm got the best of the singer. She went on to gush, “I’m just so hormonal. Everything is great. I haven’t vomited yet. That’s a win y’all.”
Well, that’s quite an announcement! And that would be news in and of itself. But after that emotional announcement, Kelly Clarkson got right back on track to continue her tradition of covering the songs of other artists, her “fan request” performances that often go viral.
This one was special indeed as it was Demi Lovato’s current hit ‘Cool for the Summer’ to celebrate her birthday, as the former Disney star turned pop music star turns 23. She said of her friend, “To see a kid that used to go to my shows have this huge, lustrous careerlshe’s just killing it. I thought I would, for her birthday, sing ‘Cool For The Summer.’”
Demi Lovato Tweeted in response, “WOW WOW WOW.. @kelly_clarkson thank you SO MUCH for covering #coolforthesummer at your show tonight!!! BEST BDAY GIFT EVER!! *literal tears*”
And yes, for fans at the Staples Center, the concert was quite a treat, and for the rest of us, we can relive the moments thanks to YouTube. Watch Kelly Clarkson tell the world she’s pregnant and go on to sing Demi Lovato’s ‘Cool for the Summer’ in the videos below!