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Pink hits back at disgruntled fans

Published 07/05/2013 | 15:54

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Pink had to miss a concert because of illness

Pink has hit back at fans who have been sending her hate mail after she cancelled one of her tour dates.

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The So What singer cancelled her show in Birmingham on April 22 due to illness after doctors diagnosed her with an inner ear and respiratory infection but has apparently received a flood of abuse from unhappy ticket holders.

In a lengthy rant on her official website she hit out at the "rabid dogs" who had turned on her.

Pink said: "To all of the fans/friends/people/ticket buyers from the Birmingham show that I had to cancel: and I say 'had' because I had absolutely no choice in the matter, no control over the circumstances, and physically could not get my sick a** on stage... even a doctor told me I could not go on stage whether I wanted to or not.

"I sincerely apologise, AGAIN, for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sincerely. My heart was absolutely broken.

"I am getting a lot of hate mail from some of you, not all. But to those of you that expect and feel entitled to perfection... I do not take it for granted how much trouble people go to... I take NONE of it for granted, EVER. That's why I never phone it in. I go on stage and pour my f***ing heart and body out on that stage. I ruin my body and my vocal cords, make myself sicker, come hell or high water.

"I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control - and I can't apologise for that. And you know what I've been performing through the last week? ROTA virus. Look it up. I challenge any one of you to do what I do while sick with that. You couldn't do it.

"The fact that I don't get the benefit of the doubt from you saddens me... have a two-year old-who is building her immune system by getting sick all over the place. And the fact that I even went on tour while being a full time mom is a miracle in itself.

"The next time I schedule dates - I'll have to say to myself - 'if, God forbid I have to cancel one show, those fans will turn on me like rabid dogs and question the moral fabric of my character'."

"For the loyal and understanding fans - I am so so sorry if I've hurt you in any way. For the rest of you - Kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy a**."

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