Pink Claps Back At Critics Who Insinuated She Cancelled Her Show To Relax On The Beach

"I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest."

On August 2, Pink canceled a concert in Sydney, Australia due to illness and explained her reasons on Twitter.

She even asked Sydney residents for some local tips to help her get better.

Shortly after the announcement, the paparazzi photographed Pink and her family at the beach and some headlines insinuated that she was relaxing and/or enjoying herself.

The "What About Us" singer took to Instagram to explain to fans the full situation.

Pink began by stating she didn't "need" to clear anything up, but she wanted to try out of the respect for her fans. "I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life," she explains. "This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children." 

She reveals that this is the second time she has fallen ill during the tour. The first time she was able to continue with her performance, but on this occasion she wasn't able to.

The singer says what the beach photos don't reveal are "two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick's, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine." They also don't show the singer resting on the beach while her friends try to entertain her 7-year-old.

She says that people have a right to think whatever they want, but she "has never disrespected hard-working people who come to see her play."

"I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest," she states. "I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not."

In closing, she states, "I will see everyone tomorrow whether I'm better or not, and the postponed show will be rescheduled. As I said, I'm sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onward and upwards."

Instagram commenters are very understanding of the situation. Many are coming to Pink's defense and saying she doesn't need to defend her decision to go to the beach. They're praising her for being a wonderful mom and hard-working performer.

One Instagram user sent Pink and her family well wishes. "You have always been a great role model for women and for moms," she said. "Working full-time and raising children is a lot of work and also a blessing. Thank you for always being real in everything you do."

Another sympathized with how parents have to put aside their problems to be there for their kids. "We all know we've had to shove our own sh*t aside for our kids, pretending like we feel JUST FINE so they can have a kickass time," the mom wrote. "You are a wonderful human, a kickass mom and a phenomenal talent."

One chimed in, "Any smart person should know being at the beach with your kids is the best medicine!"

(H/T: Scary Mommy)

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