Kelly Clarkson Is Wearing An Eye Patch Due To An Injury While Filming 'The Voice'

Jennifer Nied
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Photo credit: The Kelly Clarkson Show / Instagram
Photo credit: The Kelly Clarkson Show / Instagram

From Women's Health

  • Kelly Clarkson, 38, showed up to the set of The Kelly Clarkson Show with a new accessory.

  • The talkshow host wore an eyepatch and said she looked like a "pirate" after injuring it on another show.

  • Kelly said she was "puffy" after dust got in her eye and caused an infection.

Judging reality shows can be brutal. Proof? Kelly Clarkson, 38, injured her eye while filming The Voice. It turns out some dust, which she's allergic to, got in her eye.

“Something got in there, maybe cut it, did something," Kelly told NBC Los Angeles. "It got infected. It looked like Hitch, you know that movie?” (ICYMI Will Smith's character suffers a severe allergic reaction and his face swells up like a balloon.)

"When it first happened, it was so puffy and I was like, ‘What am I supposed to do?’" she told the news station. "I had to shoot The Voice, a full day for, I think it was 'Battle Realities,' in a patch and I was wearing all black ‘cause it was already the outfit that was chosen and I looked like an assassin."

The talk show host continued wearing an eyepatch on Wednesday, and surprised her fans with the unexpected look on The Kelly Clarkson Show.


She apologized and joked about her injury with her guests. “I’m sorry I look like a pirate,” she told rapper Common. “I hurt my eye and I have to wear it. And, so, it’s ridiculous. You’re being interviewed by a pirate today.” She interviewed, chatted away, and sang all wearing the patch.

Kelly considered keeping the look longterm, too. “I think I’m gonna just make it my thing. This is my whole album, my next album cycle is this."

Common encouraged her new plan: "You look fly with your pirate." One thing is for sure, Kelly's eyepatch/pirate look will appear on at least a few upcoming episodes of The Voice. “We did six shows total because we did two shows a day. Three days I had to wear a patch. Those are not consecutive, man," Kelly said. "I’m gonna randomly be wearing a patch, like on a random Tuesday..."

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