Kelly Clarkson Once Forged Carrie Underwood’s Autograph

Find out how this crazy story unfolded!

Written by Chris Parton
Kelly Clarkson Once Forged Carrie Underwood’s Autograph
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Undewood attend the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

If Kelly Clarkson is still looking for a Halloween costume, maybe she could go as country star Carrie Underwood … she’s already got her signature down.

During a fun-filled segment on a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the host and pop diva revealed that she once had to forge Underwood’s autograph for a confused fan. She told the story as part of a bit called “I’m Awesome at Being Awkward,” which was all about asking what her guests on the show would do in various awkward situations.

Sporting an eye patch after suffering an infection while filming the new season of NBC’s The Voice, she told guests Cheryl Hines and Michelle Buteau how she took on the role of her fellow American Idol champ.

“This girl came up to me and was like, ‘Oh my god, your song ‘So Small’ is one of my favorites.’ And I kept thinking, ‘I don’t have a song ‘So Small,'” Clarkson explained. “And then she said another song and I was like, ‘Oh, you think I’m Carrie Underwood.’

“I look nothing like her!” Clarkson exclaimed with a laugh. “I was so embarrassed for her. She was like, ‘Can you sign this?’ And I totally signed ‘Carrie Underwood.'”

Clarkson wrapped up her story with something to think about for all the other Underwood imposters out there, noting that what she did might have been illegal! It’s unlikely a judge would throw the book at her, but that fan might be upset if she finds out. Then again, she did end up with a truly one-of-a-kind souvenir. There’s been no word from Underwood on how she feels about the situation.

Kelly Clarkson just hosted the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, and is currently back as a coach on Season 19 of The Voice alongside Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and John Legend.