Singer Pink Cancels Shows, Enters Australian Hospital

Her publicist says the pop star is suffering from a viral infection and dehydration
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
Pink performs "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Pink was admitted to a hospital in Australia on Monday with a virus, forcing her to cancel a second show, per the AP. The pop star is in the country as part of her world tour for the album "Beautiful Trauma," but a Sydney stop was canceled Friday. Live Nation tweeted that Pink was admitted to a hospital on Sunday suffering from dehydration and was discharged before being readmitted. On the second go-round, Pink was diagnosed with a gastric virus and hours before a Monday concert that show was canceled, too. "Pink will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery," the promoters tweeted. Both shows are expected to be rescheduled.

Meanwhile, a paparazzi photo taken in the days between the canceled shows forced the singer to issue a public statement defending herself. In one shot, Pink is seen on one of Australia's famous beaches along with her daughter. The country's Daily Telegraph ran the photo with the headline "Pink's Sydney Concert Cancelled as She Chills in Byron Bay." While sharing the headline and photo on her own Instagram, Pink responded by offering a heartfelt statement about parenting while sick with sick kids. "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," she wrote, per CNN. "What these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days." (Read more Pink stories.)

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