Pink finally had happy news to share after she and her toddler fought against COVID-19! The singer called the traumatic experience ‘the scariest, scariest thing’ that has ever happened in her ‘whole life.’
No more bad news! Pink, 40, happily reported that “this is a better week than the last previous ones” while discussing the health of her three-year-old son, Jameson Moon Hart, on the April 8 episode of the “At Home” version of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Jameson is now two days without a fever,” Pink revealed. Pink, who had also tested positive for the new coronavirus, delved into what exactly the toddler has been battling the past few weeks.
“It started with Jameson….Three-year-olds get sick all the time, but he started with a fever March 14th. We’ve been quarantined since March 11th,” Pink explained on Ellen DeGeneres’s show. “Started with a fever for him — and it would come and go — and then he would have stomach pains, and diarrhea, and chest pains and then a headache. And then, a sore throat…Every day was some new symptom. And then his fever stayed, it didn’t go. And then it started going up and up and up and up. And at one point he was at a 103.”
At a lost, Ellen kept turning to her doctor, whose best advice was for Jameson to simply stay at home. “It was terrifying,” Pink admitted, but things took a turn for the worst — she also contracted the coronavirus. Pink guessed that her illness arrived on March 16. “I didn’t feel good, I was really tired. I kind of had the chills a little bit, I felt nauseous but I never had a fever. I never had what they tell you to look for,” the singer said. For the first time in 30 years, Pink — who has had “bad asthma” her whole life — even needed her Nebulizer Machine after not being able to breathe one night. “That’s when I started to get really scared,” she recalled.
Looking back on the experience all together, Pink said, “This is the scariest, scariest thing I’ve ever been through in my whole life.” Even though she and Jameson suddenly started to “get better,” Pink couldn’t help but tear up as she recalled the traumatic experience. She even clapped back at critics who judged her for getting tested! “Tell me anybody with a sick three-year-old that if they could get their hands on a test wouldn’t take it, and if they say that I’m calling bulls–t,” Pink said, although she did acknowledge that people should be “angry” over the lack of tests.
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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. 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. It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. 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. 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. 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.❤️
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Pink revealed that she and her young son previously tested positive — and thankfully, eventually negative — for the coronavirus on April 3. However, Jameson’s symptoms didn’t entirely go away. “There were many nights when I’ve cried and I’ve never prayed more in my life. It’s funny, but at one point, I thought they promised us our kids would be okay. It’s not guaranteed. There is no one that is safe from this,” Pink said in an Instagram Live interview with author Jen Pastiloff the very next day. Fortunately, Pink’s husband Carey Hart, 44, and their daughter Willow Sage, 8, have not contracted the virus as well.