You may have heard: Kelly Clarkson is going pirate – but not on purpose! The singer and talk show host recently appeared with a black eye in her right eye, garnering tons of attention and pirate jokes, even from Clarkson herself. The good news is that the real story behind the eye patch is neither too scary nor too serious.
Clarkson explained the eyepatch situation on the September 22 episode of his talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show, in an interview with guest Common. “I’m sorry, I look like a pirate,” she joked. “I hurt my eye and have to wear it. And, so, it’s ridiculous. You’re being interviewed by a pirate today.” Common, for her part, took it in stride, telling her she looked “flying” with her pirate eye patch.
Later that day she appeared on California Live, a show on NBC’s Los Angeles affiliate, to explain further. It turned out she had a dust (literally) on the set of The voice, which resulted in something getting into her eye and irritating or damaging it to the point where she needed treatment and kept it covered for a while. “Something went in there, maybe cut it, did something. It got infected,” she explained, adding humorously. Coupling. “
She also revealed that, hilariously, her outfit that day only added to the awkward effect once she had a patch. “When it first happened it was so bloated and I was like, ‘What am I supposed to do?’ 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 because that was already the outfit that was chosen and I looked like an assassin. Even better: The show’s recording schedule is out of order means viewers will see her wearing the eye patch in a seemingly random order. “I’ll be wearing a patch at random, like a Random Tuesday and people are going to be like, “She needs to figure out her eye situation.” “Luckily, it’s nothing too serious or long-term, and she can joke about it now!