Pink Answers Fans Angry Over Cancelled Show: ‘I’m Only Human’
Alecia Moore (aka Pink) is a hard-working performer, wife, and mom, and she gets sick just like everyone else. At least that’s how she put it in an emotional letter to fans upset over her decision to cancel an already rescheduled show in the UK on Friday.
Pink had already postponed her April 22 concert at Birmingham’s LG Arena to this month after she was diagnosed with an inner ear and respiratory infection, which, if you’ve ever had either and know, makes it hard to stand, much less sing and perform.
She didn’t get any better, and the rescheduled gig had to be cancelled altogether, upsetting many fans who chose not to trade in their tickets.
Pink has apparently been receiving some hate mail over the show’s cancellation, prompting her to pen an emotional post on her website, in which she apologizes profusely to fans, insisting that she’s only human.
“To all of the fans/friends/people/ticket buyers from the Birmingham show that I had to cancel… I sincerely apologize, AGAIN, for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sincerely. I actually rode by the venue, and saw some of you in line, and there was not a f**king thing I could do about any of it. Except cry. My heart was absolutely broken.”
“I am getting a lot of hate mail from some of you, not all. But to those of you that expect and feel entitled to perfection; Have a look at my track record… for tours past. I have an incredible record. I do not cancel and I do not take it for granted how much trouble people go to (to attend my concerts)…”
Pink also reveals that her condition has worsened, and that she has since developed rotavirus.
“I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control- and I can’t apologize for that. And you know what I’ve been performing through the last week? ROTA virus (sic). Look it up. I challenge any one of you to do what I do while sick with that. You couldn’t do it… For the loyal and understanding fans- I am so so sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way. For the rest of you – Kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy a**. Love always, Alecia the human also known as p!nk.”
What do you think of Pink’s apology letter? Sincere and heart-felt, or a little harsh there toward the end?
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