Singer Pink has revealed that she has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The three-time Grammy award winner said that she started showing symptoms two weeks ago. She has since been retested and is now negative for the virus.
Pink shared her journey with the virus on Instagram:
In her Instagram post speaks about first experiencing COVID-19 symptoms along with her three-year-old son:
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.
Pink then said that they were retested a few days ago, and they’ve tested negative for the virus. It’s unclear if her son Jameson also initially tested positive, or any other members of her family.
Pink Criticized The Government for Not Making COVID-19 Tests More Widely Accessible
The singer used her social media platform to criticize the government for not making COVID-19 coronavirus tests more accessible. Pink believes that the tests should be free and more widely available. She said:
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.
Pink Announced That She Is Donating $1 Million to Causes
She then announced a donation that she will be making to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia. She said the $500,000 donation would be in honor of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center for 18 years. Pink said this is an “an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day.”
Pink then announced another $500,000 donation to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.
She finished her Instagram post by thanking healthcare professionals working on the front line against COVID-19. She posted: “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.”