Pink Speaks Out About Her Coronavirus Diagnosis Revealing Son Jameson Also Tested Positive
Pink has spoken out and revealed she and son Jameson have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The 40-year-old singer took the opportunity to urge fans to stay home and stay safe.
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Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are 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. 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. In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, I am donating $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.❤️
“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive,” she wrote. The singer said that they have both since tested negative.
Opening up about her experience with coronavirus during an Instagram Live session with her friend and author Jen Pastiloff over the weekend, Pink said that while they were now “feeling better”, she described the ordeal as a rollercoaster ride.
“There were many nights when I’ve cried and I’ve never prayed more in my life,” Pink shared. “It’s funny, but at one point, I thought they promised us our kids would be OK. It’s not guaranteed. There is no one that is safe from this.”
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Instagram fail but not a human one. The most human of humans is @pink. Part 2 is coming up (had to edit a slight bit.😂) If you comment on my camera skills I will ignore you- k, thanks! 😂 we could’ve quit but we pulled it off bc Pink was determined to help me raise money to feed people. Donate in bio or at onbeinghuman2020.com.
The mum of two said although she needed nebulisers to help her breathe, it was Jameson who was hit hard with the virus.
“I’ve kept a journal of his symptoms for the past three weeks and mine as well,” she revealed. “He still, three weeks later, has a 100 temperature [38 degrees Celsius]. It’s been a rollercoaster for both of us, but husband Carey and daughter Willow have been perfectly fine.
“We’re better than we were,” she admitted. “Last week I was on nebulisers. I’ve had asthma really bad, had it for my whole life. It got really, really scary, I’m not gonna lie. In the beginning, all we were hearing was ‘If you’re young, this is 65 and older, all of the kids are fine.’
“But he’s been really, really sick and it’s scary. He’s been up and down and I’ve been on nebulisers for the first time in 30 years and that’s been really scary for me,” Pink added. “I’m hoping we are out of the woods but this thing is a rollercoaster. Just when you think you are better, something else happens.”