The Scary Reason Pink Was Hospitalized & Canceled a Show in Australia

Pink has been hospitalized in Australia for a gastric virus, Live Nation tweeted today. She was initially brought in for dehydration on Sunday, then treated and discharged, but was readmitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a gastric virus the following day. 

Pink canceled an additional sold-out concert she was set to perform in Sydney tonight, E! News reported.

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Unfortunately, this isn't Pink's first bout of illness during her trip Down Under. Last week, she postponed her first show in Sydney because an upper respiratory infection.

After falling ill last week, Pink decided to visit an Australian beach with her daughter, Willow, and quickly faced backlash from tabloids for canceling her show to "chill" on the beach.

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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.

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True to form, Pink set the record straight, writing on Instagram: “I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it,” she wrote. “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.”

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So, thanks to the the upper respiratory infection, the gastric virus and all the flak she received from taking a day off to relax and recuperate, Pink's had a hell of a trip. We hope she feels better soon. 

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