Not only has Pink had to deal with her COVID-19 symptoms amid the pandemic, but the pop titan also had to tend to her duties as a mother and watch over her son, Jameson, who also experienced the illness.
During her Thursday (April 9) interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the pop star, 40, opened up about the three-week experience, where she walked viewers through the symptoms amid her family's quarantine. "It started with Jameson, actually, and, you know, he's three. Three-year-olds get sick all the time but he started with a fever March 14, we've been quarantined since March 11. [It] started with a fever for him and it would come and go and he would have stomach pains and diarrhea and chest pains and then a headache, sore throat," she explained in the video chat. "It sort of was just all over the place. Every day was just some new symptom. His fever stayed, it didn't go. And then it just started going up and up and up and up and then at one point it was at 103. I'm calling my doctor, 'What do I do?' He's like, 'There's nothing to do. He's 3. We're not seeing this take 3-year-olds out, so just stay home.'"
Pink went on to call the experience "terrifying" at one point. "Then I got sick, maybe March 16. In hindsight, it all makes sense, but when it’s happening, it’s such a weird experience that you just don’t put together until after the fact or until days go by," she explained. As she noted in her initial post about the virus, her daughter, Willow, 8, and her husband, Carey Hart, 44, have not experienced any symptoms, despite living with the pop star and Jameson. "Willow and Carey are walking around the house like it's a normal day, no symptoms whatsoever," she added.
As for the criticism about her ability to get tests, Pink had some pretty sound feedback. "I would say two things to that -- I would say you should be angry that I can get a test and you can't. But being angry at me is not going to help anything," she continued. "It's not going to solve the issue of the fact that you can't get your hands on a test. You should be angry about that. And we should work together to try and change that. And number two, tell me anybody with a sick 3-year-old that if they could get their hands on a test wouldn't take it and if they say that, I'm all calling bulls**t."
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