Pink has gone on the defensive after cancelling her April 22 show in Birmingham, England. The singer, who is currently on her worldwide The Truth About Love Tour, was forced to cancel the date after being diagnosed with the ROTA virus.
Pink has posted an in-depth message on her blog today, saying that since cancelling the show, “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- please- in general- 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- from spending hard earned money they don’t have, to travel expenses and time and planning, etc. I take NOnE of it for granted, EVER. That’s why I never phone it in. I go on stage and pour my fucking heart and body out on that stage. I ruin my body and my vocal chords, make myself sicker, come hell or high water. I don’t lip sync, I don’t rely on dancers to do my work for me. I try to put the best show on that I can, that any human being can, and I don’t stop until I know you’re happy.”
Pink goes on to say that even being on a tour right now is impressive, since in addition to being a performer, she is also a mom. Pink writes “And guess what? I might actually get sick again on this tour. Can you imagine it? How dare I even think that? I have a two year old who is building her immune system by getting sick all over the place. And the fact that I even went on tour while being a full time mom is a miracle in itself.”
The singer gets extremely defensive in the post, lashing out at those who voiced their anger over the cancelled concert. “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.” Pink continues, saying “Look it up. I challenge any one of you to do what I do while sick with that. You couldn’t do it.” Harsh.
It’s definitely a difficult position to be in when a show has to be cancelled due to reasons outside the performers control, but I don’t agree with Pink saying that it’s ‘a miracle’ that she is on tour and a full time mom. Going on a tour is a choice, and for an entertainer that has experienced the huge success Pink has worked for, not a necessity.
Obviously hurt by angry fans online, Pink finishes her message by saying “The next time I schedule dates- ill have to say to myself- “if, God forbid I have to cancel one show, those fans will turn on me like rabid dogs and question the moral fabric of my character. 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 ass.” Yikes.
After first performing the song together during the taping of Pink’s VH1 Storyteller’s session in 2012, the collaboration between Pink and Lily Rose Cooper (formerly Lily Allen) on the track True Love is now set to be Pink’s next single from her sixth studio album. The musical pairing between the two on a song about the pitfalls of love is a match made in radio heaven, with both Cooper and Pink known for their anti-love songs.
While True Love‘s lyrics make me think that the writer should really reconsider what kind of treatment in a relationship they deem as ‘love’, the beat is poppy and catchy and will likely do extremely well as a single. Still, I’m having trouble getting past the message that hating your partner makes what you have ‘true love’ and just enjoying the song.
One thing I’m definitely looking forward to is seeing the music video treatment for True Love. Pink has been enjoying an impressive track listing of music videos for her latest album, The Truth About Love, including Try, Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and most recently, Give Me A Reason featuring Nate Ruess.
Pink recently wrapped the UK leg of her 130-date The Truth About Love Tour, which will take the singer across Europe, North America and Australia. Lily Rose Cooper has recently returned to the studio to begin recording her third album, a follow up to 2009′s It’s Not Me It’s You.
Pink is currently touring North America on her sold out The Truth About Love Tour, but before she hit the road she hit the pool along with fun.’s Nate Ruess and her husband Carey Hart to shoot a video for Just Give Me A Reason. The collaboration between Pink and Ruess resulted in not just a beautiful song, but a beautiful video to accompany the third single from Pink’s latest disc, The Truth About Love.
The album, which has already spawned huge hits with Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and Try, also includes collaborations with Lily Allen and Eminem.
In this exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the video for Just Give Me A Reason, we learn that Nate likes the smell of chlorine, Carey is a good sport, and Pink is most likely swimming in some very cold water.
Check out a behind the scenes look at Just Give Me A Reason and watch the full music video with Pink featuring Nate Ruess below.
Just Give Me A Reason
Pink is knocking her singles out of the park with her latest disc The Truth About Love. The outspoken entertainer has been digging deep with her emotional tracks, including Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and Try and now she’s teamed up with fun.’s Nate Ruess for the third single from her 2012 album with Just Give Me A Reason.
Heavily influenced by the Broadway sound of Ruess’ day job with fun., Just Give Me A Reason features the two viewpoints from a couple in a relationship, with one partner worried the love is broken, while the other thinks things are fine.
The video features Pink giving an emotional performance as she lies on a bare mattress that is floating in a sea of water and fog. The two singers also perform together in a simple setting while holding vintage mics and singing to one another.
But the most memorable scenes in the video include Pink on the mattress and in the water with real-life husband Carey Hart. The intimate moments show the couple laying in bed together and passionately kissing in the water. This isn’t the first time Hart has appeared in a music video by his wife. He also had a cameo in her video for So What, which was recorded and shot while the couple were separated.
Just Give Me A Reason is a strong follow-up to Pink’s impressive music video for Try, which showcased her athleticism and abilities as a dancer in the simplistic and moving video. In addition to Ruess, Pink’s sixth studio album also features guest vocals from Lily Allen and Eminem.
Pink’s The Truth About Love Tour is set to kick off next week in Arizona, with a Toronto date on March 11 and Montreal on March 12.
Pink is reportedly very sore after completing her first full day of tour rehearsals.
The 33-year-old singer is just weeks away from embarking on her The Truth About Love Tour and she has been left in pain after pushing herself in the dance routines.
She wrote on her Twitter page “Day one of actual tour rehearsals done. I am sore, which means I’m very happy. Can’t wait to play with everyone!!!!!! (sic)” The singer, who has a 19-month-old daughter, Willow, with her husband Carey Hart, has also upped her exercise regime to ensure she is in top shape for the concerts. In an earlier tweet, she revealed “Bikram yoga kicked my entire ass today. At one point I almost hit the panic button. #amateur (sic)”.
Pink is set to kick off her mammoth world tour on February 13 in Phoenix, Arizona. The pop star will be on the road for eight months and will stop off in 17 countries in support of her sixth album The Truth About Love. Details surrounding the tour have been kept largely under wrap, but Pink has promised it will be even more adventurous than her acrobatic Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour. She previously said “I’ve gotta step it up, I’m competing with myself. I was thinking about lighting myself on fire, I’ve actually been doing some research and I’ve been going to a lot of Las Vegas shows, I’m going to bring it this time.”