Pink and Her 3 Year-Old Son Test Positive for COVID-19 – ‘This Illness Is Serious and Real’

The singer urges her fans to take the virus seriously as she speaks from her own experience

Pop star Pink shocked her fans on Friday by revealing that she and her three year-old son Jameson tested positive for coronavirus as the pandemic continues to kill thousands of people all over the world.

Pink revealed this news to her fans in a lengthy Instagram post in which she explained that she started experiencing symptoms two weeks ago.

“Two weeks ago my three-year-old son, Jameson, and I are were (sic) showing symptoms of COVID-19,” Pink wrote alongside a photo of herself and her son. “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.”

The singer went on to say that she has since recovered from the virus after being tested again “just a few days ago,” adding that something must be done to make testing more accessible.

“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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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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Since recovering, Pink has announced that she will be donating $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with $500,000 of that going to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in honor of her mother, who has worked at the Pennsylvania facility for 18 years. Pink added that the other $500,000 will go 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,” she wrote. “You are our heroes! these next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.”

Just days before revealing her diagnosis, Pink indicated that she was leaning on her faith in quarantine when she shared a video of herself singing a gospel song while giving her son a bath.

“Faith is always a comfort and so is song, just like a sick baby in a bathtub,” she captioned the video. “I love you all. Enjoy this very casual hug from my heart to y’all’s.”

This serve as a reminder that coronavirus will impact anyone, regardless of how famous they are or how much money they have. We’re so glad to see that Pink and her son have recovered, and we pray that they continue to stay healthy in the days and weeks to come.

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