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Pink Gets Real About Her 3-Year-Old Son’s “Roller Coaster” Coronavirus Symptoms

Prevention logo Prevention 4/7/2020 Sanah Faroke
a man and a woman standing in front of a mountain: Pop singer, Pink, recently discussed her and her son’s COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive. She said 3-year-old Jameson endured the worst. © Instagram/Pink Pop singer, Pink, recently discussed her and her son’s COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive. She said 3-year-old Jameson endured the worst.

The last few weeks have been “a roller coaster” for Pink. The singer-songwriter recently revealed that she and her 3-year-old son Jameson tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. They have since recovered and tested negative for the virus, but she says the symptoms were brutal, especially for her little one, per the LA Times.

Pink spoke candidly about her family is doing now in an Instagram Live with friend and author, Jen Pastiloff, which was geared toward raising money for the On Being Human 2020 COVID-19 food drive. “I’m not a person that’s built to stop. I am inertia personified, I just keep running,” Pink said. “I think in my head, I think if I stop, the waves will finally catch up and overtake me, but honestly, the wave did overtake us.”

She went on to say, “we have been really, really sick. My 3-year-old, Jameson, has had the worst of it. There’s been many nights where I’ve cried, and I’ve never prayed more in my life.”

In her original Instagram post, Pink clarified that her primary care physician did have access to tests (which she acknowledged as frustrating for many people, since hospitals are experiencing shortages across the country), and that her family was already sheltering in place at home when they found out. “We continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor,” she wrote.

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The singer, who has asthma, admitted that she had been jotting down all the symptoms she experienced. “It’s been really up and down, and I’ve been on nebulizers for the first time in 30 years,” she said.

But her son suffered from a three-week fever, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, feeling lethargic, “and all the things that scare the bejesus out of you as a mama,” she explained. “He still, three weeks later, has a 100 temperature.”

However, her son made a tiny appearance in the video (click here to view on Instagram - language alert) waving his arms back and forth and showing the back of his head. “He’s on the way up, you can tell,” Pink said. And when she asked her son on camera what was the worst part of it all? “He says it’s the prune juice,” she joked.

As of now, Pink says her husband, Carey Hart, and daughter, Willow, have not shown signs of COVID-19, saying that they have been “perfectly fine.”

The entire experience inspired her to donate $1 million to hospitals on the frontlines. “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,” she wrote on Instagram. “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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