Pink was admitted to the hospital in Sydney, Australia, Sunday night for dehydration, forcing her to postpone a second show, her promoter said. Live Nation revealed that the mother of two was treated and discharged, but was readmitted to the hospital on Monday and diagnosed with a gastric virus.
The singer’s Beautiful Trauma world tour’s first concert in Sydney was scheduled for last Friday, but she canceled that show on doctor’s orders. She battled through a Saturday night show.
“Pink will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery,” Live Nation said.
After the first concert was canceled, photographs surfaced of Pink and her kids – Willow Sage, 7, and Jameson Moon, 1 – at Byron Bay beach, leading some fans to speculate about whether Pink was actually sick. She defended herself on Instagram, writing: “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.”
She then went into detail about her health: “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.”
She added: “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.”
This is not Pink’s first bout of illness this year: In February, she sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl while she had the flu.
Pink’s Australian tour is scheduled to run through August 26th.
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