'A roller coaster': Pink speaks out after she and her son tested positive for COVID-19

By Heather Cichowski

Pink and her son, Jameson, are on the mend!

The singer took to Instagram to update fans on April 4, revealing she and her three-year-old had both tested positive for COVID-19 in March.

The 40-year-old superstar posted an adorable photo of herself with her and husband Carey Hart's youngest child.

"Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19," she began. "Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive."

Pink explained she and her family had already been isolating at home in light of the coronavirus pandemic, so they continued to do so.

She also said the pair were re-tested a few days ago and "are now thankfully negative."

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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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The "What About Us" singer used this moment to call for more accessible testing and showed her support by donating US$500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund and another US$500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

She said the Temple donation is in honour of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in its Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center.

"This illness is serious and real," she wrote. "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.

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"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."

What a sweet family! Pink, Carey Hart and their two children at the 2019 CMA Awards on Nov. 13 in Nashville. Photo: © John Shearer/WireImage

"THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones," she continued. "You are our heroes!

"These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home," she finished.

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Pink also opened up more about her family's coronavirus experience during an Instagram Live session with author Jen Pastiloff.


In the 40-minute clip, Pink said dealing with the virus was akin to a roller coaster.

"Jameson's been really really sick," she said. "I've kept a journal of his symptoms for the last three weeks and mine as well.

"He still, three weeks later, has a 100 temperature. It's been a roller coaster. It's been a different roller coaster for both of us."

The "Walk Me Home" singer also revealed that Carey and their eight-year-old daughter Willow "have been perfectly fine." But things were tough for the family.

"There were many nights where I've cried and I've never prayed more in my life," she confessed.

"I'm hoping we are out of the woods, but this thing is a roller coaster," she stressed. "Just when you think you are better, something else happens." She went on to say she and Jameson are "not recovered fully."

Pink also used the opportunity to highlight how COVID-19 can affect anyone of any age.

"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," she said.

In the video, we can see Pink and Jameson are doing better. He appears during the informal chat and playfully waves the camera! Willow also makes an appearance in the Instagram Live session.

We're glad to hear Pink and Jameson are doing better. Having her open up about her experience with COVID-19 as an individual and a parent will hopefully help others gain more understanding about the virus and let some know they aren't alone in their situation.

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