Kelly Clarkson looked a lot different this week on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson surprised fans when she appeared on the show wearing an eyepatch. Thankfully, nothing is seriously wrong and she’s maintained a sense of humor about the whole ordeal.

“First of all, I’m sorry I look like a pirate,” she said as she welcomed guest Common on the show. “I hurt my eye and I have to wear it. And, so, it’s ridiculous. You’re being interviewed by a pirate today. Have you ever been interviewed by a pirate? “

Clarkson joked that she was going to make the eye patch her new look. “I think I’m just gonna make it my thing,” she said after Common told her she looked “fly” in the eye patch. The American Idol winner added, “My next album cycle is this. No one’s doing it.”

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How did Clarkson injure her eye? She explained on California Live that she has a dust allergy. “Something got in there, maybe cut it, did something,” she said. “It got infected.”

The injury happened when she was doing a shoot for The Voice. “When it first happened, it was so puffy and I was like, ‘What am I supposed to do?'” she said. “I had to shoot The Voice, a full day for, I think it was Battle Realities, in a patch and I was wearing all black ’cause it was already the outfit that was chosen and I looked like an assassin.”

Since episodes of The Voice don’t tape in the same order as they air, Clarkson said that viewers will see her look changing up on the show. “We did six shows total because we did two shows a day,” she said. “Three days I had to wear a patch. Those are not consecutive, man. I’m gonna randomly be wearing a patch, like on a random Tuesday and people are going to be like, ‘She needs to figure out her eye situation.'”

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