Pink and her three-year-old son, Jameson, recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
In a note posted to Instagram on Friday night, Pink explained that she and Jameson were tested two weeks ago after showing symptoms for COVID-19. Fortunately, she and her son are now on the other side of the illness: “Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative.”
Pink has also pledged $1 million to healthcare professions on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle. She called the lack of widely accessible testing “an absolute travesty and failure of our government,” adding, “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. ”
Along with Pink, several other prominent entertainment figures have contracted the virus, including Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, NBA superstar Kevin Durant, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, Christopher Cross, Geto Boys’ Scarface, Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju, James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko, Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim, opera singer Placido Domingo, Testament frontman Chuck Billy, record producer Andrew Watt, and Universal Music head Lucian Grainge. Sadly, Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger, “I Love Rock & Roll” songwriter Alan Merrill, jazz legend Ellis Marsalis, country singer Joe Diffie, and Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally have all died due to complications from the virus.
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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.❤️