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Kelly Clarkson Is Sorry For Screwing Up President Obama’s Name That Time

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Season 13
Randy Holmes-Getty Images Emmy Award-nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs every weeknight (11:35 p.m. - 12:41 a.m., ET), packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The guests for TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 included actor Johnny Knoxville, NBA World Champion Steph Curry (shoes, The Curry Two) and musical guest Kelly Clarkson.

“Everyone was like, ‘You’ll never see him again," Clarkson said.

Kelly Clarkson is human and like most humans, she makes mistakes. Like that time she botched “baby senator” Barack Obama’s name while introducing him to a crowd.

“I completely butchered it,” Clarkson told Seth Meyers when she stopped by Late Night on Tuesday night. “I wanted to die. I wanted to fall down and pretend like, ‘Oh she had a stroke’ or something. I wanted to fake some horrible thing.”

Clarkson felt terrible about her error, as she told Meyers, “I’m like ‘Oh my God this new senator… I feel so horrible. I’ve got to find him and apologize.’” She couldn’t find him at the event, though, and her friends told her to let it go, consoling her with the thought that she wouldn’t even remember the mix-up in the future. “Everyone was like, ‘You’ll never see him again’,” she said.

Three years later, she performed at now President Obama’s inauguration. Watch the full clip below.

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