Last week, we reported that the pop singer Pink had revealed that she and her 3 year-old son Jameson had battled coronavirus together after first feeling symptoms two weeks ago. Now, Pink has opened up about the ordeal in a new interview with Ellen Degeneres, recounting the “terrifying” asthma attack she suffered while battling COVID-19.
Pink told DeGeneres that while she has always had asthma, she hadn’t needed to use an inhaler for thirty years before testing positive for coronavirus.
“It was terrifying at one point,” Pink said. “I’ve had really, really bad asthma to the point where sometimes I end up in the hospital. I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t breathe. I needed my nebulizer for the first time in 30 years. I couldn’t function without it. That’s when I started to get really scared.”
Pink went on to say that things got so bad that she wasn’t sure if she would survive.
“Wow, all this crazy stuff I did, and this is it?” the singer remembered thinking. “This is the way it ends?
“This is the scariest thing I’ve ever been through in my whole life,” she added as she began to cry.
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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.❤️
Pink also opened up about her son Jameson’s symptoms, saying that watching him suffer made her feel helpless.
“At one point [his temperature] was at 103. I’m calling my doctor, like, ‘What do I do?’ He’s like, ‘There’s nothing to do. He’s 3. We’re not seeing this take 3-year-olds out so just stay at home,” she said.
“There’s only so much Tylenol you want to give a kid,” Pink added, saying that Jameson suffered from stomach pains, diarrhea, chest pains, and headaches.
Pink then addressed the controversy surrounding the fact that she was able to get a test when the average American has trouble getting one.
“It’s very controversial to people that I was able to get my hands on a test. You should be angry that I can get a test and you can’t, but being angry at me isn’t going to help anything,” Pink said. “The healthcare system is jacked, the government is failing us by not being prepared but this is where we’re at and thank God we’re getting better.”
We’re so glad to see that after all that they have been through, Pink and her son appear to be doing better. Please join us in saying a prayer for their continued good health.
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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