And Finally

Pink hits out at dissers after cancelled Birmingham gig

By | Published on Tuesday 7 May 2013


Pink has hit out at critics amongst her fanbase who have been dissing the singer over a cancelled concert in Birmingham last month. The 22 Apr show was pulled at the last minute after Pink was diagnosed with an inner ear and respiratory infection.

In a new post on her website addressed to “all of the fans/friends/people/ticket buyers from the Birmingham show that I had to cancel”, she says: “I sincerely apologise, 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 fucking thing I could do about any of it. Except cry. My heart was absolutely broken”.

Stressing that she really “had” to cancel the show, she adds: “I say ‘had’ because I had absolutely no choice in the matter, no control over the circumstances, and physically could not get my sick ass on stage, because of an ear infection and chest infection all at the same time, and even a doctor told me I could not go on stage whether I wanted to or not”.

Revealing that she’d got “a lot of hate mail from some of you” in relation to the cancellation, she urged said fans to check her track record when it comes to cancelling shows which, she says, she hardly ever does.

Insisting she never took her fans’ support for granted, she continued: “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”.

But, she says, sometimes she gets ill, and there’s nothing she can do about that. “The fact that I don’t get the benefit of the doubt from you saddens me. There is no way I can make up this date. There isn’t a way. And for any of you that believe in me, please know we did everything we could to try to make it happen. Everything. It’s a logistical nightmare that is again, out of my control”.

She went on: “The next time I schedule dates I’ll 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'”. Before concluding: “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”.

So, take note dissers. And start kissing.