P!NK Makes Powerful Statement On Aussie Show Cancellation Following Paparazzi Pics Of Her “Chilling In Byron”Written by Emmy Mack on August 4, 2018
A very sick P!nk has hit social media to share a fiery personal statement with fans, after paparazzi attacked her for “chilling” on the beach in Byron Bay after pulling the plug on one of her Aussie shows.
ICYMI: the so-what-I’m-still-a-rockstar popstar was forced to postpone her Sydney gig on Friday, 3rd August, after being diagnosed with a mega-yuck upper respiratory infection (think phlegm and lots of it, people).
Following the news, the paps were quick to swoop, snapping pics of P!nk seemingly living it up on the beach on the NSW north coast, fuelling numerous “snarky” articles from the tabloids like this one accusing her of “hitting the beach” as thousands of Aussie fans were left broken-hearted.
However, despite what her Byron beach pics might suggest, P!nk wasn’t taking the attack lying down.
She’s now fired back with a powerful statement to fans, clearing up any misconceptions with a straight-from-the-popstar’s-mouth lowdown of what is actually going on RN.
Her post reads:
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.
P!nk is in the middle of a record-breaking Australian tour behind her 2017 album Beautiful Trauma. She has eight Sydney, seven Brisbane and two Melbourne shows remaining on the tour.
Last month, P!nk announced a series of pop-up stores around Australia, open during her current tour.
We’ll bring you any news on her rescheduled Sydney concert as soon as it hits our inboxes.
Get well soon, P!nk!