Pink has opened up about being diagnosed with Covid-19. The singer and her three-year-old son were showing signs of the virus over two weeks ago. The singer took to Instagram to share her experience with the hope of encouraging her followers to stay at home.
“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor.”
“Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative. It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. This illness is serious and real.”
She stressed that this is not just an illness for elderly people, “People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”
To help support the frontline staff, Pink donated $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of her mum, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. She also donated $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.
“THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home,” she pleaded.