Pink is in the middle of a world tour, and she’s been taking her two children, Willow Sage, who’s seven, and Jameson Moon, who’s 19 months old, along with her. The tour currently has 127 shows scheduled, which is, of course, utterly exhausting even without young children on the road with you.
Though it has provided us all with some pretty adorable photos…
Like any human working this hard, Pink got sick, leading to her Sydney show being postponed.
She announced it this past Wednesday on Twitter…
Hi my Sydney friends. It is with great frustration that I bring you this news:( Friday’s show will be postponed. I was hoping a couple of days of rest would help me kick this sick, but not at the speed I was hoping for. I appreciate your well wishes and understanding + I’m sorry.
— P!nk (@Pink) August 2, 2018
But soon, photos emerged of her and with her children at the beach, which led some to think she had postponed just for some vacation time, which earned this epic clapback…
She started by explaining the gravity of what’s going on…
“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.”
Then she drills home the importance of her work ethic…
“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.”
And ends it all by calling out the paparazzi…
“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.”
Before ending on a positive note for her fans…
“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.”
People had high praise for her and wished her a speedy recovery…
I've seen this tour's concert – it's unbelievably physical & demanding. I'd be disappointed, but she is rescheduling. Take your time & do what is right for you @Pink You are truly amazing.
— D. Reid (@Cool2bCorgi) August 3, 2018
Her shows are amazing. She leaves it all out on that stage everytime. Good for @Pink
— Annie B – (@yfabb) August 3, 2018
When you have sinus infections and throat infections you certainly can’t sing your best and guess what chilling on the beach is probably the best way to heal with sea air. Haters need to leave and stop judging incorrectly.
— Terri Cavoli (@TCavoli) August 3, 2018
girl, don’t sweat it: take care of yourself.
— MizRo (@MizRo2017) August 3, 2018
People empathized with how difficult balancing motherhood with work can be…
She is a mother let her live
— Sarah | The Rapline Whore (@Sarahsings2295) August 4, 2018
Yes I agree #fuckthemedia I am a ticket holder to that postponed show and even though I was sad that it was postponed my first thought was if she was ok! As a full time working mum of 2 I get it! Hats off to her for knowing when to call it and I'll catch her when its rescheduled
— Melanie Spence (@melcreed) August 5, 2018
She’s a human, and a MOM first and Foremost #respect
— ladyDez (@TessierDesiree) August 4, 2018
Even Justin Timberlake jumped into the fray…
— Nikki Glickman (@NikkiG1771) August 5, 2018
And mostly, people just showered her with love…
She is the BEST!!
— Dorothy (@dlong101777) August 4, 2018
I LOVE YOU @ThePerezHilton
— KittKatt9Lives (@KittKatt9Lives) August 4, 2018
She is amazing fierce and @hartluck is a dear friend.
— HECTOR MORENO (@cuban_sandwhich) August 4, 2018
Get better soon!