Pink Had To Cancel Some Australian Concert Dates After She Was Hospitalized
We wish her a speedy recovery!
Pink was not ready to get the party started in Australia over the weekend, after a virus landed the singer in a hospital.
Pink has been admitted to a hospital in Sydney twice since Aug. 5, suffering from dehydration and a gastric virus, according to Live Nation, her concert tour promoter.
After initially checking in on the evening of Aug. 5 and being discharged, she was readmitted on Aug. 6 and canceled that night’s performance, Live Nation said in a statement released hours before she was set to take the stage.
“Pink will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery,” the statement said.
Pink has been grappling with her health for several days.
On Aug. 3, she announced the postponement of her first seven Sydney concert dates, saying, “I was hoping a couple of days of rest would help me kick this sick, but not at the speed I was hoping for.”
Later, she defended her decision after paparazzi pictures emerged of her on the beach with her family.
She explained that the down day between dates had been long scheduled and the photos didn’t show the health struggles she and her children had been facing while in town.
“You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of anyone in my entire life,” she said on Instagram. “I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling.”
I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life. This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children. I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well)on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine. You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of any one in my entire life. I have never fucked off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play. I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest. The snark in this is unbelievable and makes me long for a nicer world. I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not. What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move. I will see everyone tomorrow whether I’m better or not, and the postponed show will be rescheduled. As I said, I’m sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onwards and upwards.
Pink has already played shows in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne as part of the Australian leg of her Beautiful Trauma World Tour.
Live Nation and a representative for the singer did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for further update on her condition or performance plans.
Written by Sandra Gonzalez for CNN.
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