Popstar Pink shocked fans yesterday when she revealed that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.
And now, the 40-year-old has pledged $1 million to efforts to fight COVID-19 in the US.
Taking to her Twitter, 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.
Two days ago, they were retested and they 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.
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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