Pink took to Instagram to share that she tested positive for coronavirus but has since recovered
As the novel coronavirus continues its spread, more and more famous names are coming out with the news that it’s touched their lives too. The latest is Pink, who just revealed on Instagram that she tested positive for the virus two weeks ago but has since tested negative.
“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,” she writes. “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.”
The pop star then acknowledges her privilege in being tested as soon as she fell ill — and stressed that it needs to be that easily available to everyone. “It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she says. “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.”
After being effected personally by the virus, Pink wanted to give back. “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,” she shares.
She wrapped up her post by expressing gratitude for healthcare providers and pleading for the rest of us to continue social distancing. “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.”