'I couldn't breathe': Pink tears up describing 'terrifying' coronavirus battle

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Pink has teared up talking about her battle with coronavirus, calling it one of the scariest things she’s ever gone through. 

Speaking to Ellen Degeneres on video chat as part of The Ellen Show, Pink explained the frightening moment she realised that her three-year-old son might need to be taken to the hospital. 

Pink has opened up about her 'terrifying' ordeal with coronavirus. Photo: Instagram/The Ellen Show

Pink’s son, Jameson, was the first one to come down with symptoms like stomach pains, chest pains and a sore throat, but the superstar singer soon fell ill herself a while later. 

“At a certain point, maybe around March 18th, March 19th, March 20th, when his fever was staying and going up, I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t breathe,” Pink said. 

“And I needed my nebulizer for the first time in 30 years. And I have this inhaler that I use, a rescue inhaler and I couldn’t function without it. And that’s when I started to get really scared.”

Pink went on to say it was horrible watching her son telling her that he had chest pains and that it hurt to breathe.

“That’s the point where you’re just kind of like are we doing to the hospital, like what are we doing right now? Because this is the scariest thing I’ve ever, ever been through in my whole life,” she said through tears.

Pink went on to call the experience “terrifying,”

Taking to her Twitter last week, the What About Us singer wrote: “Two weeks ago, my three-year-old son, Jameson and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

“Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive.”

Pink went on to say that her family were already sheltering at home and they’ve all continued to do so under the instructions of their doctor. 

They were then retested and were all given negative results. 

“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she continued, talking about the testing methods in the US.  

“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.”

She then went on to say that she was throwing her support behind the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontline every day. 

Pink urged others to stay home and take the virus seriously. Photo: Getty Images

The singer donated $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honour of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years.

She also donated $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Ciris Fund.

“Thank you to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones,” she wrote. 

“You are all heroes.”

Pink urged everyone to stay at home as she believes the next two weeks are crucial in fighting the virus. 

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