The first-ever “American Idol” winner, Kelly Clarkson, took the “the show must go on” mantra to heart on Sunday Dec. 18 at the “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” show in NYC. Clarkson was forced to take the stage with her right ankle wrapped in a bandage after twisting it on her way to the event at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
“Just finished taping Divas for VH1 and seriously there are some really talented ladies,” she tweeted after the show. “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! Hurt like hell but still one of my favorite shows I’ve ever been a part of!”
In addition to Clarkson, the show featured Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Florence Welch, and Jessie J. Airing Monday night (Dec. 19) on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST, the special will also include a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.