Pop superstar Pink had to postpone shows in Montreal and Detroit on her current “Beautiful Trauma” tour, due to the flu that she’s been battling over the past couple of weeks.
“I am absolutely GUTTED to announce that tomorrow’s show, March 23rd (Friday) will be postponed,” Pink said in a tweet Thursday night. “I will absolutely be back to perform for you all and I’m grateful for you wanting to come and be with us at all.”
Pink went on to explain that her family has been fighting the virus for two weeks and although she’s been struggling with her health too, she hasn’t postponed any shows thus far. She also said that her husband, Carey, has the flu as well and offers others with the virus “healing vibes and hugs.”
“I’m really sorry and know that I have done everything I could to avoid this,” she added.
The star announced that she will “absolutely be back” to Montreal’s Bell Centre soon, however, she is yet to announce an official date. Two days later, the same illness cost her a show in Detroit, scheduled for Saturday. “I’ve just seen the doctor here again in Montreal,” the singer shared in a note to fans on Twitter on Saturday. “I’m not going to be well enough to do the show tomorrow night in Detroit. I want to give you all the full show and not be hacking all the way through it and have to cut songs because of my voice.”
Although many fans took to Twitter showing their disappointment, most were very understanding and just wished the singer well, hoping for a speedy recovery. One fan said, “Super stars get sick too. You’re only human. Take care of your family girl! #FamilyFirst.” Another tweeted, “You are the toughest lady I know and I know this must break your heart. Please take care of yourself and your family. Your fans will be waiting.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t her first time trudging through a performance while struggling with the virus; she also had the flu when she sang the National Anthem before the NFL Superbowl Championship between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles this past February.
The three-time Grammy winner’s “Beautiful Trauma” tour kicked off on March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona and is set to run through June 1 in Inglewood, California. Pink’s next stop, if her health improves, is this Tuesday, March 27 in Louisville, Kentucky.