Whoops! Kelly Clarkson recently joked about nearly face-planting while walking the red carpet at the Indy 500. The American Idol star was wearing dangerously-high black platforms and a matching black gown with gold stars when she tripped and almost fell to the ground at the annual car race on Sunday, May 26.
In order to make light of the situation, the 37-year-old beauty took to Twitter and shared a video posted by fan Zoe Minton that captured Kelly, who stumbled, quickly recovering and raising her hands while hilariously doing a quick bow. “Best part of my day is always revealing to people that might not know how utterly not cool I am,” Kelly adorably captioned the clip. “That damn crack was hidden by the carpet man!”
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) May 26, 2019
Fans of the beloved “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer couldn’t help but compliment her elegant save. “A trip ending with a queens curtsy … very graceful I must say …” one fan wrote in reply to Kelly’s post. “Cracks me up! No one else like her! I love her so much,” gushed another. A few fans even shared gifs from Miss Congeniality of Sandra Bullock losing her balance. Too funny!
Following the red carpet and prior to the start of the Indy 500, Kelly sang the perfect rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Shortly after she shared the fan’s tweet of her graceful fall, the “Because of You” songstress returned to the social media site to address one user who had nothing nice to say about her inspiring performance.
— IndyCar on NBC (@IndyCaronNBC) May 26, 2019
“Sing it the way it was written, without all the slow whining, the ‘stylizing,’ the chirps and warbles,” the Twitter user demanded. “Want to know how to sing it right? Listen to Kate Smith’s version.”
In response, Kelly clapped back at the critic in the most savage way. “I didn’t actually sing that song today but the 16-year-old girl that did, nailed it,” she replied, referring to 2018 The Voice winner Chevel Shepherd. “Also, think about the fact that [you] signed in online and took the time [to] drag a 16-year-old girl. Really think about it, because [you’re] showing the worst side of [you and] I have faith that you’re cooler than this.”
Kelly is one classy — and sassy — lady!