Pink had to cancel a couple of concerts last week, because she's sick.
Then the paparazzi snap a photo of her lounging on the beach and some fans felt they had been lied to about her illness.
Pink wanted fans to know that one photo does NOT tell the whole story. So she told her story on Instagram.
Then Justin Timberlake jumped in to support Pink for her work ethic and for being able to juggle being a Mom, a grueling concert schedule, and being sick.
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.
the Justin Timberlake the media don't want you to see ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/Uwopka8iwh— Justin Timberlake UK (@timberlakeuk_) August 3, 2018
Justin Timberlake Defends 'Sis' Pink After She Rebuts Reports She Canceled Show for a Beach Day https://t.co/b3Ss3Pk1LP— People (@people) August 4, 2018
And let's be real about what Pink does for a living. It's not like working a desk job when you've got an upper respiratory infection or gastric virus. She's singing, dancing and doing things like THIS--
Some fans get it...
I couldn't agree more. It always makes me so mad when I see people treating other human beings like their lesser than human because their performers. They are still humans like the rest of us. Are you not getting your money back or being given the option of a different date?— martha blaine (@spfd1firewife) August 6, 2018
Oh, and for those who had doubts about whether she was really sick or not.... she ended up in the hospital this weekend.
UPDATE: Pink was admitted to hospital in Sydney on Sunday night, suffering from dehydration. She was treated and discharged. She was readmitted to hospital today and diagnosed with a gastric virus. Pink will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery. pic.twitter.com/YDzt6Aheiy— Live Nation AUS & NZ (@LiveNationOzNz) August 6, 2018