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"It feels like your body is broken." Pink on experiencing her first miscarriage at just 17.

Content warning: This post contains details of miscarriage some readers may find triggering.

“Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body/and it feels like my body’s hated me.”

This is the first line of Pink’s new song Happy off her new album Hurts 2B Human. 

It refers to the singer’s body insecurities in having a very strong gymnast frame.

It also refers to a miscarriage she had when she was just 17.

Here’s Pink talking about how her songs help others. Post continues after video.

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In an interview with USA Today, Pink (whose real name is Alecia Moore) said she had plans to keep the child.

“But when that happens to a woman or a young girl, you feel like your body hates you and like your body is broken, and it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do,” she said.

Since then, Pink has had several miscarriages.

“I think it’s important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are and the painful  s***,” she said.

Pink, who is now 39, is married to motocross champion Carey Hart and the couple have two children, Willow, 7, and Jameson, 2.

 

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The singer explained she went into therapy at age 22 and continues to see a therapist to this day.

“I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” she told USA Today. “What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”

Pink also believes it’s her sense of humour that’s helped her tackle somewhat difficult topics.

“I’m extremely self-deprecating, and when (expletive) goes bad — which in any life is inevitable — you’ve just got to find the funny. It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard,” she said.

If you or someone you know is going through a miscarriage or the loss of a child, please seek professional medical advice, contact Sands on 1300 072 637 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you are in immediate danger, call 000.

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