But because he was still out of commission, Kelly Clarkson found herself in a difficult position of having to find a new first guest for her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
In a new sneak peek clip, Clarkson shares with her audience who her high-profile replacement ended up being — Dwayne Johnson!
“Because Kevin couldn’t be here, one of his good friends stepped the heck up and I love him,” she gushes in the clip. “‘Cause I got real nervous for my first show. I was like, ‘I am so sorry you’re sick… uhhh.’ I was calling all my friends. He left his honeymoon to come here — this is real — left his honeymoon — his wife probably hates me — to come and take Kevin’s place.”
Revealing he’s her “first guest ever,” Clarkson then introduced Johnson, who stepped out with his sweet smile, holding a sunflower for the new talk show host.
"When my son @KevinHart4realgoes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in. I did leave my honeymoon early (Lauren approved cos she LOVES Kelly) and now me and Kelly are new best friends . Tune in this Monday! We had the best time! #greathost #hotcrowd#amazingenergy," Johnson wrote on Twitter.