Kelly Clarkson is happily adjusting to being a mom to daughter River Rose, who was born to her and husband Brandon Blackstock in June. But while Clarkson loves her new role, she admits that the path to baby bliss was terrifying.

Clarkson reveals that, after giving birth, she lost her voice and thought her career might be over.

"Afterwards was the part where I literally had a moment where I cried and drank wine all day," Clarkson tells ETCanada. "I was like, 'Oh God, I'm not going to be a singer anymore' ... I was bawling to my husband and completely hammered, just going, 'Oh my God, it's over. I don't know what I'm going to do. I guess I could do more charity work.' I didn't know what I was going to do."

While the 32-year-old acknowledged during her pregnancy that she was battling constant nausea, she's only now sharing how difficult much of the nine months were for her.

"It was bad," she recalls, adding that she was even hospitalized for her severe sickness. "I mean, projectile [vomit] 20 times a day ... It was the worst."

Thankfully, Clarkson's back to normal now and has new music on the way. 'Piece By Piece' will be released on March 3. The album, Clarkson says, has a message that is important for her to share with her fans.

“It’s an uplifting record. I’ve always been a person about empowerment and doing empowering songs,” she says. “There’s empowering songs on the record, and there’s a lot of positive on there.”

Clarkson's debut single from the upcoming disc, 'Heartbeat Song,' is already climbing the charts. Pre-order 'Piece By Piece' here.

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