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Apr 6, 2020

Pink Opened Up About Her Family's Experience With COVID-19 And Said She's "Never Prayed More"

"He still, three weeks later, has a 100 temperature."

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In a post on her Instagram account on Saturday, singer Pink revealed she had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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In the post, Pink said she had been tested two weeks ago after she and her 3-year-old son Jameson began showing symptoms. She added that they were recently retested, and their results came back negative, suggesting they'd recovered from the disease.

During an Instagram livestream with author Jen Pastiloff, Pink opened up further about her family's experience with the disease, saying it's been "really, really scary" and revealing that Jameson had had "the worst of it".

"There have been many nights where I've cried, and I've never prayed more," Pink said. "It's funny, you know, at one point I heard myself saying, 'I thought they promised us our kids would be OK.'"

She also revealed that she's been keeping a journal of their symptoms, and said Jameson still has a temperature of 100 three weeks later.

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She said:

I'm hoping that we're out of the woods, but this thing is a roller coaster. Just when you think you're better, something else happens. So it's been three weeks for me, four weeks for him.

She later added that while she had never intended to make their diagnosis public, she ultimately decided it was the right thing to do in order to raise awareness of the organisations she had chosen to donate to.

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In Saturday's Instagram post, Pink revealed she was donating $500,000 each to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund and the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

You can watch Pink's Instagram livestream in full here:

Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

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