Pink Cancels Show Due To Illness And Article Shows Her On Beach

Pink Reminds Trolls How F*cking Hard Moms Work ALL THE TIME

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Pink defends herself after trolls suggest she’s faking sick to get out of performing

Pink announced that she would have to postpone her show tonight in Sydney, Australia due to illness. Instead of being respectful of the notoriously hardworking performer, the paparazzi caught pics of her on the beach with her daughter, insinuating that she was canceling her show to relax. Pink’s response is so on-point and also outlines exactly how hard it is for moms to achieve the almighty work-life balance we’re all after.

The pop star and mom of two took to Instagram to address a completely garbage headline. “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,” she writes.

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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But like all things involving small kids, even the best-laid plans don’t always pan out as expected. She explains that the break she was on in Byron was always scheduled in order to have some quality time with her kids — what she didn’t schedule was an illness serious enough to sideline her. “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,” she says. “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.”

Sound familiar, moms? We might not have sell-out crowds awaiting us at our jobs, but how many times have we had to power through because of work and kids depending on us in equal parts, no break in sight? Pink might have millions, but she’s still a working mom just doing her best. And kids are still little petrie dishes that make us sick pretty much constantly the first five years of their lives.

Two blondes getting ready

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Then, she brings it home.

“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,” she writes. It’s honestly ridiculous she feels she has to defend herself. Anyone who follows her social media accounts knows how hard she works.

Jameson Moon helping Dr David fix Mama Pre-show

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“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.”

Mic. Drop.