'Terrifying': Pink's emotional essay about battling coronavirus with son

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Pink has written an emotional essay about her "terrifying" battle with coronavirus.

In the essay, which was published by NBC News, Pink wrote:"Battling COVID-19 along with my 3-year-old son was the most physically and emotionally challenging experience I have gone through as a mother."

Pink has revealed in an emotional essay how terrifying it was to see her son so sick with coronavirus. Photo: Instagram/Pink

“Weeks after receiving our test results, my son was still ill and feverish. It was a terrifying time, not knowing what might come next.”

She added however that she was very aware of the fact there are some families and children who haven’t been as lucky her and her son.

"I’m thinking about the children and families around the world who are just beginning to know its effects. Do they have what they need to be safe? Do they have what they need to be healthy?,” she wrote.

Pink said that there are many mothers all over the world who are unable to practise social distancing because of their circumstances.

"Not every family, especially those living on reservations, or in refugee camps, slums, or favelas, are able to practice social distancing. In many parts of the world it can take hours just to access water, and even then, soap may be an impossible luxury."

The singer then spoke about her support for UNICEF who is helping governments and communities by providing training and assistance to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Pink first revealed to fans she'd tested positive for coronavirus on April 3.

Although she was able to have access to a test through her primary care physician, Pink expressed her outrage that millions of people were unable to do so.

“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she wrote on Instagram.

“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.”

Pink has donated a total of $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, which includes a $500,000 donation to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia where her mother worked for 18 years.

“Thank you to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones,” she added. “You are our heroes!”

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