Kelly Clarkson Overcomes A Last-Minute Ankle Sprain And Brings The House Down At VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul

by (@kat_george)

Just moments before the taping of VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul last night, our girl Kelly Clarkson managed to sprain her ankle. Never one to let a broken thing deter her —ankles, hearts, it’s all the same, really!— Kelly powered on through the entire show, performing like a true professional. Even Questlove gave Kelly props for her stoicism when he tweeted, “Shoutout to Kelly Clarkson for goin in like a mofo trooper and with twisted ankle & all kickin arse & takin names. #vh1divas.”

So what happened? Well, Kelly took to WhoSay last night to explain. “Funny part of the evening is I twisted my ankle in a pair of heels right before the show started in a freakin pot hole on the street!,” she wrote. “Hurt like hell but still one of my favorite shows I’ve ever been a part of!” That’s why we love our Kelly — instead of indulging in self-pity, she powers through and gives every single one of her performances 100% energy and effort.

Show producer David Wild also weighed in on Kelly’s injury, tweeting “#KellyClarkson hurt her ankle badly during the big #VH1DIVAS open, but like a trouper, she’s going on with the show & singing her heart out,” and, “Have to say @kelly_clarkson has impressed everyone at #VH1DIVAS with her big voice and even bigger heart.” Hear hear!

VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul will premieres exclusively on VH1 tonight, December 19, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Be sure to tune-in to see Kelly perform “Keep Me Hanging On,” “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” “Chain Of Fools,” “Since U Been Gone” and more!

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