Kelly Clarkson quit life in Los Angeles for the sake of her mental health.

The 41-year-old pop star has revealed that she felt "very unhappy" in the city, and therefore she decided to relocate to New York.

Kelly - who has River Rose, nine, and Remington Alexander, seven, with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock - told PEOPLE: "I was very unhappy in Los Angeles and had been for several years. I needed a fresh start."

The 'Because of You' hitmaker also took the decision to relocate her TV talk-show to the Big Apple.

The singer - who has hosted 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' since 2019 - explained: "We told NBC, ‘I’m not trying to sound ungrateful, I just can’t stay here anymore for my mental health; for me and my kids.’ They weren’t doing well either.

"For the past few years, I’d just been showing up and smiling and doing what I’m supposed to do, but you can only compartmentalise so long until you break."

Kelly previously revealed that she "loves" attending therapy sessions.

The singer started attending therapy before her split from Brandon, and she thinks it's been really beneficial for her.

Kelly - who was married to Brandon between 2013 and 2021 - told 'ET Canada': "I’ve been regularly doing it. I do love it.

"I actually started when I was married, you know, obviously having difficulties and … not just about the relationships, just in general, I’d never really done regular therapy or anything like that.

"Usually, honestly, writing is therapeutic for me and I have a really great group of friends, so I feel like I have a good, you know, listening party and like to bounce things off of thoughts and feelings or whatever. But it literally was a really good turning point for me.

"They give you so many tools for how to navigate certain situations and also to have somebody outside your circle that doesn’t know anything but just knows what’s happening in the now. And that was really helpful."