Earlier this month, the singer Kelly Clarkson shocked her fans when she filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock, who she was married to for nearly seven years. A few days ago, Clarkson made her first public appearance since dropping this bombshell when she appeared at an event to raise money for a good cause.

Fox News reported that on Thursday, Clarkson appeared at a telethon for Project Angel Food, a meal delivery organization for the needy that is based in Los Angeles. The event was a massive success, raising nearly $697,000 for the organization, which has seen an increase in demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clarkson made a brief virtual appearance at the telethon to show her support for Project Angel Food.

“Hey what’s up, Project Angel Food. I just wanted you to know how awesome you all are for the way that you’ve led with love during this whole pandemic,” Clarkson, 38, said in a virtual message. “You’ve kept the doors open for people who are most vulnerable to the virus, those who are older and those who are struggling with life-threatening illness. Because of you, they’ve never had to miss a meal. You’ve worked your tails off every single day to make that happen. It’s a really beautiful thing.”

She went on to deliver her forthcoming performance to the charity, saying, “I want to dedicate this song to y’all. Keep leading in love, alright?”

Clarkson proceeded to perform the U2 classic “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” as spliced together black and white photos of protests were shown on the screen.

“Almost didn’t want to cover that one,” she confessed afterwards. “That’s a classic.”

This comes after Clarkson reportedly filed for divorce after months of struggling in quarantine with Blackstock.

“Things had changed in their marriage and the split was a while coming. They both work so hard. It’s nearly impossible to enjoy each other, especially with the children needing constant attention,” a source close to Clarkson told People. “Kelly’s been through a lot, and she thought Brandon was her happily ever after. It’s very sad.”

“Kelly and Brandon had been having problems for several months and had been making an effort to work things out,” another source told Entertainment Tonight. “They both hoped quarantining away from LA in Montana would help them work things out in their marriage, but instead the change in environment was actually detrimental.”

“The constant time together seemed to make an already challenging situation worse,” the insider added.

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