Saturday 21 July 2018

Pink battling flu ahead of Super Bowl performance

Pink said her ‘two small Petri dish kids’ are responsible for her catching the flu.

Pink (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Pink (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Pop star Pink is battling flu ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl.

The singer, 38, is due to perform the US national anthem but said her dream to sing at the event is “becoming a sort of nightmare” because she is unwell.

The mother-of-two wrote on Instagram: “Trying to practice the flu away.

“I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come.

“And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear!

“And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare.”

Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear! And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare. I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do. As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit

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She continued: “I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world.

“And the EAGLES!?!?!

“I promise I will do my best, as I always do.

“As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win.”

The star added the hashtags “#spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit.”

Pink has two children – six-year-old daughter Willow and son Jameson, one.

The New England Patriots are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LII. Justin Timberlake and his new band – the Tennessee Kids – will provide the half-time entertainment.

Press Association

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