Pink is using her platform to open up about her challenging experiences with miscarriages.
The “Happy” singer elaborated on themes of vulnerability expressed in her new album Hurts 2B Human. “I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage,” Pink told USA Today.
“I was going to have that child. But when that happens to a woman or a young girl, you feel like your body hates you and like your body is broken, and it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do,” she continued. “I’ve had several miscarriages since, so I think it’s important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are and the painful (expletive). I’ve always written that way.”
Five years after she suffered her first miscarriage, Pink sought professional help. She was encouraged by her best friend and former assistant, Laura Wilson, to see a therapist. “I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” Pink expressed. “What I love about the therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are.”
“Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with. I think the reason I can go to such uncomfortable places and be so honest is that I have a really healthy sense of humour,” she added. “I’m extremely self-deprecating, and when (expletive) goes bad – which in any life is inevitable – you’ve just got to find the funny. It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard.”
Pink released her eighth studio album, Hurts 2B Human, on April 26. It features collaborations with Khalid, Chris Stapleton and Cash Cash.