In a recent episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show," the talented singer and talk show host, Kelly Clarkson, opened up about her struggles before finding fame on "American Idol." Sitting down with guest Kevin Bacon, she revealed that before her breakthrough on the popular singing show in 2002, she went through some tough times. Clarkson shared with Bacon that she had actually moved to Los Angeles with a complete stranger. "Yeah, she just needed a roommate. I was like, 'I'll do it,' and I moved from Texas to L.A. with a random stranger," she explained. Bacon couldn't help but be surprised by her story, saying, "Really?" Living with a stranger did not last long for Clarkson though, as the place they were residing in caught on fire.
Clarkson attributed her success to sheer determination and the will to pursue her dream. "In fact, I just had lunch with him the other day," shared Bacon. The actor went on to describe his former roommate as a talented classical pianist who would play in the afternoons since he worked nights at the famous Copacabana nightclub in NYC. Bacon fondly reminisced, "He'd come home and he'd be playing (Frédéric) Chopin or whatever, and it was really cool."
Both Kelly Clarkson and Kevin Bacon's stories highlight the hard work and determination it takes to make it in the entertainment industry. They prove that success rarely comes overnight and that you have to be willing to endure hardships and sacrifices along the way. So, the next time you feel discouraged, remember their inspiring journeys and keep pursuing your dreams.