Pink has blasted reports that she called off a live show so she could spend time with her family on the beach.
The US singer is currently on a sell out tour in Australia and on Thursday told fans she wouldn’t be going ahead with one of her Sydney shows because she was sick.
The ‘What About Us’ singer later shared a picture of herself on a beach in Australia with her daughter Willow, with the grab of an online news headline that read: ‘Pink’s Sydney concert cancelled as she chills in Byron Bay’.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Pink defended her decision to call off the Sydney gig, insisting she would never disrespect “hard working people who spend money to come see me play.”
She wrote: “I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it.
“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.
“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. I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well) on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through.
“This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is 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.
“You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of any one in my entire life.”
The singer continued: “I have never fucked off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play.
“I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest.
“The snark in this is unbelievable and makes me long for a nicer world. I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not.
“What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move.
“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. Onwards and upwards.”