Family & Parenting

Pink’s Son Got Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease While She Was On Tour

Oh no! We wish him a speedy recovery.

Juggling children and a job is tough for any mom. Add the flu or another illness and even a working mom with the most well-planned schedule will start to stress. Just ask Pink, whose 20-month-old son Jameson Moon recently came down with hand, foot and mouth disease while the singer was on tour.

Pink’s husband, Carey Hart, shared a photo of the little one on Instagram and wrote: “Wanna know how glamorous tour can be? Jameson has hand, foot, and mouth; and willow has a 102 temp. Both kids laid up and mama @pink still has to push through and do shows. I had Jameson at breakfast yesterday and this vile woman at the table next to us kept staring at him with a shitty look on her face. I told her it was bed bugs.”

Hart followed the caption with a crying/laughing emoji and the hashtags #NoRestForTheWicked and #LifeInHotels.

At least the pair is finding some humor in the midst of trying to balance work and sick kids. Sometimes all you can do is chuckle, right?

3 am. Again. 🙁

A post shared by P!NK (@pink) on

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious viral infection that is common in young children. Symptoms characteristic of the condition include sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet, as well as a fever, sore throat, irritability and loss of appetite.

Scott has hand, foot and mouth disease
Flickr | Marc van der Chijs

The infection spreads easily from contact with a runny nose, saliva, stool or fluid from the blisters that accompany the rash.

It’s important to wash hands frequently, disinfect common areas and isolate contagious people (so easy with a toddler, right?) in order to prevent spreading the infection. Treatment involves a wait-until-it-goes-away protocol, which typically takes seven to 10 days.


Good luck to Pink and her crew as they heal — we have a feeling they’ll need it in the days ahead.