In an Instagram live, Pink just revealed how sick the coronavirus made her 3-year-old son, and it’s scary AF
Over the weekend, Pink posted to Instagram to reveal that she had tested positive for COVID-19, and that both she and her three-year-old son, Jameson, had been showing symptoms. Pink has since recovered from the disease but she just took to Instagram live to explain more about what’s been going on for the last few weeks, from her recovery to how Jameson is still struggling.
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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.❤️
During her live video, Pink explained that being diagnosed with COVID-19 was “really, really scary,” but it was little Jameson who had “the worst of it.”
“There have been many nights where I’ve cried, and I’ve never prayed more,” she said. “It’s funny, you know, at one point I heard myself saying, ‘I thought they promised us our kids would be OK.'”
Later on in the video, she came back to that point — that a lot of the early news coverage around the coronavirus suggested that young people — and in particular, young kids — weren’t very affected by the disease. We’ve now learned that’s not the case, and people of any age can become seriously ill or die if they become infected.
“In the beginning all we were hearing was, ‘If you’re young — this is 65 and older, the kids, thank god, are fine.’ But at the end of the day, we’re all pretty fit in this family,” Pink said. “Jameson — he’s three. He’s perfectly fine. We live in the country. The worst thing that attacks us here is pollen or mountain lions. And he’s been really, really sick and it’s been really, really scary.”
But now, weeks after her diagnoses, Pink has received a second test that came back negative, indicating she’s over the disease. Jameson, on the other hand, still has a fever, she said.
“I’m hoping that we’re out of the woods, but this thing is a rollercoaster,” she explained. “Just when you think you’re better, something else happens. So it’s been three weeks for me, four weeks for him.”
Since recovering, Pink has pledged $500,000 to various organizations and funds that are helping slow the spread of coronavirus. Now we just hope Jameson gets to feeling better ASAP.