Pink took a break from slapping mommy shamers down to tell us that she tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago after experiencing symptoms along with her three-year-old son, Jameson. And she is now using the opportunity, via Instagram, to emphasize the importance of social distancing, while simultaneously checking her own privilege for being able to get access to testing. And now I really want to see video of Pink swinging upside down as someone stuck that nasal swab up her nostril.
According to People, Pink, who has asthma, reveals that she and Jameson began feeling pretty gross about two weeks ago. After gaining access to tests through the family’s primary care physician, she was found to be positive for the virus (no word as to whether Jameson or anyone else in the family, tested positive). Despite already having been sheltering at home, the Pink family appears to be normal because mom was AGAIN able to get her hands on another test within the last few days and is now no longer positive.
While this news may send some people reeling, Pink wants you to know that she feels the same way. In fact, she’s so mad about the inequality in testing availability, that she’s about ready to (do a back-) FLIP!
“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she writes in her post caption. “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.”
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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.❤️
Pink also says that she’s giving $500,000 to Temple University’s Hospital Emergency Fund, since her mother worked there for 18 years, and another $500,000 to Los Angeles’ COV!D-19 Crisis Fund.
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— P!nk (@Pink) April 4, 2020
And now Pink can go back to making PSAs (like this one, which I’m guessing she made after she recovered) on the dangers of HUI (haircutting while under the influence). Do not let chardonnay be your barber unless you want to come out looking like an AliExpress G.I. Jane.