Just hours before she was scheduled to appear on a Sydney stage, pop superstar Pink has been forced to postpone another show, as she continues to battle a respiratory illness.
The American singer’s Beautiful Trauma world tour was due to hit Sydney on Friday but she cancelled that first show on doctor’s orders.
She battled through a Saturday night show but on medical advice postponed Monday night’s concert just hours before it was due to start at Qudos Bank Arena.
Promoter Live Nation tweeted: “On medical advice @Pink’s performance scheduled for this evening … has been postponed.”
Both the Friday and Monday night shows are expected to be rescheduled.
Earlier this week Pink responded to stories that she had cancelled one of her tour dates to spend more time in Byron Bay with her family. The 38-year-old had been photographed by paparazzi enjoying a day with her young family on a beach in Byron when the story broke.
Pink chose to respond through her Instagram account and next to a photo of herself and her daughter, Willow, she wrote: “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.”
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. 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. 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. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine. You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of any one in my entire life. 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 cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest. 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. 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.
Pink kicked off her latest Australian tour in Perth from July 4.
She then played in Adelaide before Sydney where further shows are scheduled on August 7, 9, 11, 12, 25 and 26.
She’s also due to perform seven shows in Brisbane between August 14 and 23 followed by Melbourne on August 28 and 29.
Pink last toured Australia in 2013 when she performed 46 shows as part of her Truth About Love world tour.