Incredible moment Pink stops concert to comfort grieving teen

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

This is the heartwarming moment international superstar Pink stopped her Brisbane concert to comfort a grieving fan, who had recently lost her mother.

Fourteen-year-old Leah Murphy’s mum Debbie passed away in June, after she had bought tickets to see Pink perform in Sydney. Leah decided to go in her place, and when the show was postponed, her aunt Katrina Donkin organised for them to see Pink in Brisbane instead.

Katrina says the whole evening was “overwhelming” and a moment Leah will always remember.

“It’s been the saddest of saddest times but we feel surrounded by love,” Katrina tells Be.

“So many kind people grabbed the signs we’d made and waved them to get Pink’s attention. A beautiful lady stood aside to let us through.”

Pink saw Leah’s sign and called out ‘Where’s Leah?’ Photo: Supplied/Katrina Donkin
The singer stopped her show to give Leah Murphy a hug. Photo: Supplied/Katrina Donkin

Leah had been holding a sign that read ‘My name is Leah – I’m 14 years old. I lost my beautiful Mum last month. I would LOVE a hug … Please!’ When Pink saw it she stopped her show and called out “where’s Leah?”

The teenager said it was a “dream come true” when the crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre made way for her, as Pink stepped down from the stage.

“She told me that I looked pretty. She said ‘oh don’t cry’,” Leah told the Courier Mail. “She said that everything was going to be OK. Then she signed my arm and we took a selfie.

Leah then got Pink’s signature and a selfie with the superstar. Photo: Supplied/Katrina Donkin

“I also said to Pink how much my mum loved her. It meant everything.”

Her aunt Katrina says they had to face so many little hurdles to get to the show in the first place, and the fact this happened showed it was “meant to be”.

Pink told Leah ‘It’s going to be OK’, after the teen lost her mum in June. Photo: Supplied/Katrina Donkin

“The first concert got postponed, then I left the new tickets in Cairns and had to call on favours so friends could break into my house to get them, and then Qantas crew got them to Brisbane,” Katrina tells us.

“Then security tried to take the posters off us. But it was a series of events that led her into Pink’s arms. It was meant to be – like a hug from heaven.”

Leah said it was a ‘dream come true’. Photo: Supplied/Katrina Donkin

Despite the effort, Katrina wants no credit for what happened and has immense gratitude for the star for taking the time to comfort Leah.

“Pink is the reason Leah is feeling so loved right now,” Katrina says.

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