Pink hit back at a report Friday that claimed she canceled her concert in Sydney, Australia, so she could relax at the beach with her family.
“I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans, I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life,” the 38-year-old singer captioned her post on Instagram, along with a screenshot from the article showing her lounging at the beach.
The headline of the piece read, “Pink’s Sydney concert canceled as she chills in Byron Bay.”
“This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children,” she added. “I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well) on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through.”
The “Funhouse” singer then shared the details of how just sick her and the kids have been including multiple doctor visits and long nights with little ones.
“You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of anyone in my entire life,” the singer explained. “I have never fucked off while disrespecting hard-working people who spend money to come see me play. I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not canceling.”
“I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest,” she added. “The snark in this is unbelievable and makes me long for a nicer world. I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not.”
Pink then shared, “What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7-year-old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move. I will see everyone tomorrow whether I’m better or not, and the postponed show will be rescheduled. As I said, I’m sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onwards and upwards.”
The comments come after an announcement Wednesday that her Sydney concert at Qudos Bank Arena had been postponed.
“P!nk is suffering from an upper respiratory infection and has received medical advice that she should not perform in order to facilitate her recovery,” a statement from Live Nation read.
The “Try” singer also tweeted that she was sick and needed to rest to “kick this sick.”
Hi my Sydney friends. It is with great frustration that I bring you this news:( Friday’s show will be postponed. I was hoping a couple of days of rest would help me kick this sick, but not at the speed I was hoping for. I appreciate your well wishes and understanding + I’m sorry.
— P!nk (@Pink) August 2, 2018