American singer, Pink reveals that she tested positive for Coronavirus, slams US government for not making testing available
American superstar singer, Pink announced that she tested positive for Coronavirus in an Instagram post shared on Friday night.
The singer who disclosed that she showed symptoms of the disease with her 3-year-old son Jameson, said she turned out positive after a test was carried out on them two weeks ago. She has however beaten the virus.
"Two weeks ago my three-year-old son, Jameson, and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago, we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative."
She also called out the US government for not making Coronavirus testing available, as she pointed out that health officials have expressed frustration over the limited testing capacity.
Pink described the testing as an "absolute travesty," and further added that it is a "failure of their government to not make testing more widely accessible.
"This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities." She said
The 40-year-old mother of two who is married to Carey Hart, also made a sizable donation of $1 million to support health care workers on the frontlines.
"I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home."