/Kelly Clarkson cries after Henry Winkler, who has dyslexia, shares advice for his daughter

Kelly Clarkson cries after Henry Winkler, who has dyslexia, shares advice for his daughter

Henry Winkler has some very simple, yet very powerful words of wisdom for Kelly Clarkson’s daughter.

The “Barry” star, who has written several children’s books, appeared on April 18 on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Clarkson said she was taking her second-grader daughter, River, to school the day before her interview with Winkler, noting that she is dyslexic, just like the former “Happy Days” star. The singer said that she thinks it’s amazing to be able to tell her daughter that she has written so many books and that she is dyslexic.

“She was being bullied at school for not being able to read like all the other kids,” Clarkson said.

Winkler said that dyslexia is quite common, with one in five children suffering from it. He International Dyslexia Association reports that almost 15-20% of the entire population has “some symptoms of dyslexia.”

“It’s more common, I didn’t know that,” Clarkson said.

“She’s in the tribe,” Winkler said.

Clarkson said her daughter’s school had a program on dyslexia and pointed to some celebrities who have it.

“It really empowered her that all of you were so open about it,” Clarkson said.

Henry Winkler Kelly Clarkson (YouTube)

Henry Winkler Kelly Clarkson (YouTube)

The Emmy winner then looked into the camera to send Clarkson’s daughter advice.

“How you learn has nothing to do with how bright you are,” he said.

That made Clarkson burst into tears and grab a handkerchief.

“My makeup artist is going to kill me,” she joked.

River, 8, is one of two children Clarkson has with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, along with son Remington, 7.

Clarkson, whose new song, “Mine”, apparently addresses their separation with Blackstock, has discussed the effect of divorce in their children. Last month, she told the Podcast “Angie Martínez in real life” who asks his children every night if they are happy and what would make them happier.

She said her children sometimes respond by saying, “You know, I’m really sad. I wish mom and dad were in the same house.’”

Clarkson said the answer “kills me” but also makes her proud.

“I’m raising that kind of person. I want you to be honest with me,” she said.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com