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Kelly Rowland wept over dad's photo

Kelly Rowland hid in her dressing room weeping uncontrollably after she chanced upon a photo of her estranged father in a magazine.

The former Destiny's Child star, who is currently a judge on the UK version of The X Factor, was stunned when she spotted the picture of her dad Christopher, who she hasn't seen since she was a child.

And she was so upset, she fled to her private bathroom at the TV studios as she was overcome with emotion.

Rowland tells Marie Claire, "A couple of weeks ago, I was reading through a magazine and I saw a picture of him. I didn't even know who it was until I read the caption. I completely lost it. My camp saw me disappear into the bathroom and they were like, 'What happened?'

"I didn't know there was so much emotion still there. You close so many different things of your life, and I like to shut them off and keep moving. But, in that moment, it just sucked everything out of me and I cried so hard. There were so many different emotions - confusion more than anything. I was like, 'Who is that?' I haven't seen him for 22 years."