COVID-19: Singer Pink and her 3-year-old son tested positive
Singer Pink reveals she and her son had coronavirus, gives $1M to relief funds
After Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and many more who have been tested positive for the fatal COVID -19. The latest celebrity to join them is American pop star Pink. Singer Pink reveals that she and her three-year-old son, Jameson had tested positive for COVID -19. She also announced that she is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds. The singer in a pair of tweets revealed that she and her son were displaying symptoms three weeks ago.
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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.❤️
In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago. After getting tested by their general physician, they found out that they both were positive.
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— P!nk (@Pink) April 4, 2020
In her second tweet, she said that it disheartens her that these tests are not available for the masses.
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— P!nk (@Pink) April 4, 2020
The Grammy Award-winning artist behind eight studio albums and hits like “Get the Party Started,” “What About Us,” “Raise Your Glass” and “Just Give Me a Reason” called for free and widespread testing.
Recovering from the illness and witnessing the condition of the medical help, Pink has announced she’s donating $1 million across two coronavirus-related relief funds, with $500,000 each going to the Temple University Hospital Fund in Philadelphia in honor of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. She also donated to the COVID-19 response fund run by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.
She called health care workers “heroes” and ended her post with an appeal to the public to stay at home as the next two weeks are quite crucial.