Pink opens up about sudden sickness on stage

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Pink has returned to the Australian leg of her ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour, thanking her fans for being so understanding after she was taken seriously ill last week.

The singer cancelled four concerts last week after being rushed to hospital with a suspected bout of gastro.

But on the weekend she took to the stage at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, apologising to 20,000 fans in the room — and the thousands more that were affected.

Pink returned to the stage at the Qudos Bank Arena on the weekend in Sydney, after being forced to cancel four shows last week due to illness. Source: Getty

“I hope I didn’t screw up anyone’s week … Sorry if I did,” the singer told the audience. 

The mum of two then went on to thank everyone for their patience, especially the doctors at St Vincent’s Hospital.

“Thank you guys for being here tonight. I’m not contagious, I swear,” she laughed.

“You don’t want to kiss me — it’s not safe,” she continued.

Singer Pink has cancelled four of her Sydney concerts of her ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour at Qudos Bank Arena after being rushed to hospital. Source: Getty

On Wednesday, Pink took to Instagram to explain why she’d been forced to cancel three dates of her Sydney shows, revealing that just 20 minutes before she was due on stage for soundcheck on Monday, she was struck by an “excruciating pain”.

“We were absolutely planning on going ahead with the show, and about 20 minutes before I left for soundcheck, I was rushed to the hospital, in excruciating pain,” she wrote on Instagram.

The 38-year-old was released from hospital but upon doctors, decided to rest until Saturday, causing her to miss a fourth show on Thursday 9th.

“A lot of you know how physical my shows are, and that I don’t just stand in front a microphone and sing,” she explained.  “I flip, dance, fly, harness, silk, and scream my way through a total sh*t show of awesomeness (no pun intended).” 

Rescheduled concert dates

After picking up the world tour over the weekend, the singer has rejigged some of her dates to provide new shows for those whose tickets were cancelled last week.

Most of the new dates are now in September, but the August 3rd performance is scheduled to happen on August 24. The rest will happen on September 17, 18 and 19.

As a result, her show in Brisbane on August 23 has been moved to August 22.

“Thank you for your patience, compassion, and support,” she wrote. 

Outrage turned to concern

While initially the shock hospitalisation outraged some fans, most were concerned for the sick star.

Judging from the reactions of the attendees on Saturday and Sunday, it seems Pink’s comeback was a huge success.

Just days before she was struck down, Pink was seen enjoying some downtime with her husband Carey Hart and their daughter Willow in Byron Bay at ‘The Farm’.

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