“This illness is serious and real.”
Pink has revealed she tested positive for coronavirus – as she asked her fans to “stay at home”.
The 40-year-old shared the news on Instagram, as she explained that she and her three-year-old son Jameson had been showing symptoms of the virus two weeks ago.
And while she confirmed that she had tested positive, she revealed that she has since been re-tested – and is now negative.
“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,” she wrote on the photo sharing platform.
“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.”
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“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. This illness is serious and real,” she continued. “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 the caption, she also revealed that she will be donating $1 million to help support the frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19.
“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 honour of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center,” she wrote.
“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.”