Pink Reveals She Had COVID-19, Donates $1 Million To Relief Efforts

Pink has tested positive for COVID-19, the singer revealed on Friday night.

She posted a message to her social media revealing that both she and her son, Jameson, were feeling unwell when they got tested. She tested positive around two weeks ago but have since recovered.

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“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely available,” Pink wrote. “The illness is serious and real.”

“In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines everyday, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund,” she added.

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The donation is in honour of her mother, who worked there for 18 years. Another $500,000 will be donated to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.

She finished her statement saying, “These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.”

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

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