Trisha Yearwood Calls Kelly Clarkson the ‘Most Incredible Singer On the Planet’

Trisha Yearwood is singing the praises of Kelly Clarkson. After Yearwood appeared on Clarkson’s The Kelly Clarkson Show, Yearwood spoke out about her friend and fellow performer, while on her own T’s Coffee Talk Facebook series.

“Kelly and I have been friends for a long time,” Yearwood shared. “We hadn’t seen each other in person for over a year, so just to get to sit and chat with her a little bit was great. I’m just so proud of her. I think as much as she is the most incredible singer on the planet, which she is, she was born to do what she’s doing. She is a great personality for a talk show, and she makes you feel like you’re just having a conversation; you’re not doing an interview. And she makes everybody feel that way.”

Yearwood also detailed her recent battle with COVID-19 while speaking with Clarkson. Although now recovered, the Food Network star is still experiencing some unfortunate side effects.

“I lost my taste and smell, so food is kind of different right now,” Yearwood revealed. “About five days in, I’m like, ‘Honey’ — because Garth makes my coffee every morning — I’m like ‘I love you, but this is weak coffee. I love you but, did you put coffee in here?’ And it was just like that. It’s been about eight weeks. It’s really weird. I think this is how normal people eat, so I think they eat when they’re hungry. This is my theory. And they stop when their full. It’s weird. Because it’s so much about taste and smell, and if you can’t smell, you don’t really [crave foods], So now it’s all about texture. I can tell if something’s spicy. That’s about it. Lots of hot sauce.”

Yearwood recently shared a photo of her receiving her vaccination, which she called a “gift from God.”

“Speaking from someone who went through it, it’s kind of a … mind game I’ll say,” Yearwood said. “I will tell you, because a lot of you guys know — I mentioned this on The Kelly Clarkson Show — but a lot of people don’t know: I have what they call long COVID. I have some things that are lasting. And I had a mild case of COVID. It’s just no joke. I know there’s a lot of talk about whether or not, whether to [get vaccinated]. “For me, when I found out we were going to have a vaccine, and that I was going to be able to get the vaccine — in a world, we’re going to be able to be vaccinated, I cried.

“I felt like it was a gift from God, and it is,” she continued. “If you have questions, talk to your doctor. Do not search the internet. Talk to people who know what they’re talking about and will tell you the truth. And thanks to Ashley, a nurse practitioner in our family, who is very knowledgable and also can give really great advice.”