Pink Slams Claims She Cancelled Sydney Show To 'Chill'
And she has the support of a very famous fan.
Pink has hit back at claims she cancelled her Sydney show that was scheduled for August 3 to "chill on the beach" in Byron Bay.
The 'Raise Your Glass' singer is currently touring Australia but was forced to pull the plug on Friday's show in Sydney due to sickness.
Pink and her family were later seen relaxing on a beach in Byron Bay, leading some media outlets to suggest that the star skipped the show to simply "chill."
The 38-year-old took to Instagram to slam the claims, saying that she is indeed unwell and required time to rest and recover, before defending her "impeccable record for not cancelling" and confirming that she will perform her next show as scheduled.
"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," she said in the post.
"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," she continued.
"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.
Fans leapt to the singer's defense in the comments section, praising her strength and dedication to her art.
Fellow singer Justin Timberlake also stepped in to support his famous pal.
"THE REALEST," he wrote, adding the 100 percent emoji. "I'm sorry, sis. But I gotta jump in too ... As an artist who has had the fortune of sharing the stage twice on tour with this incomparable BADASS (once with 'NSync and once as a solo artist), I'm here to tell you that you won't find a harder working, more authentically talented and more thankful for her place on that stage and her fans than this woman."
"Night in and night out...the woman just brings it. But DAY 1's and 2's know that. FOH. And NOW... as a parent on tour as well, and an artist who LOVES their fans just as much and wants to give them an unprecedented experience...AND is currently battling an injury, sinus infection and trying to be the Dad I want to be too?? I say HATS OFF to you, my friend. I don't know how Moms/Artists like you exist."
He finished up be saying, "Go make up some fodder about somebody who's half-assin' it. NOT a real one. Wishing you full health and speedy recovery, Pink! Shine on, sis!!!! — JT."
Pink responded to Timberlake's kind words, saying, "@justintimberlake thanks friend."
She went on to say, "I've always respected your work ethic and talent and feel like I have learned from the best. You gave me a chance when I was 19 with one song under my belt. 7/8 years later, you gave me another shot to prove myself as a solo artist in America. You're a genuine artist, talented from the bottom of your toes and you can't even help it."
"It's been a privilege to know you, sir," she added. "Congrats on your beautiful family and on the legacy you leave and continue to build. I'll open for you anytime."
Pink announced her decision to postpone Friday's show on Twitter just hours before she was set to perform.
Tour company Live Nation confirmed that the show had been postponed in a statement on Instagram, saying "P!nk is suffering from an upper respiratory infection and has received medical advice that she should not perform in order to facilitate her recovery."
Pink is expected to take the stage at her next show at Sydney's Qudos bank Arena on Saturday August 4.
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