PINK Says Suffering Her First Miscarriage At 17 Years Of Age Changed Her Forever
Powerhouse singer Pink, has opened up about her traumatic miscarriage at just 17 years of age and how that signalled the beginning of a lifetime of insecurities with her body.
The mum of two, who’s real name is Alecia Moore, spoke to USA Today recently explaining that when you go through a miscarriage at such a young age “you feel like your body hates you.”
Her new album Hurts 2B Human features her new song Happy which starts off with the line, “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body and it feels like my body’s hated me.”
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The 39 year old explained why she felt that way about her body and why she considered it broken. “The reason I said that is because I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage,” Pink said. “And I was going to have that child. But when that happens to a woman or a young girl, you feel like your body hates you and like your body is broken, and it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do.”
“I’ve had several miscarriages since, so I think it’s important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are and the painful (expletive). I’ve always written that way,” she continued.
A big believer in self expression as a form of healing, Pink admits to having begun therapy at 22 which was around the time her Missundaztood album was released. The singer used it as a form of therapy to help heal the demons she was dealing with at the time.
Pink has since married motocross champ Carey Hart and the couple have two children, daughter Willow, 7, and son Jameson, 2.
“I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” she said. “What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”
“I’m also extremely self-deprecating, and when (expletive) goes bad — which in any life is inevitable — you’ve just got to find the funny. It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard,” she said.
Pink sharing her story has prompted others to share theirs too. Something that is painful to recount but certainly helps with the healing process.