After announcing she had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 2, Pink opened up about her family's experience with the virus in a virtual interview for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During the discussion, Pink shared how exhausting the last few weeks have been for her family, especially because her 3-year-old, Jameson, also contracted the illness.
"Jameson's two days now without a fever, which is really a huge relief," said the 40-year-old mom of two. She went on to explain that Jameson was the first person in her family to exhibit any symptoms. "It started with Jameson, actually, and you know he's 3, 3-year-olds get sick all the time. But he started with a fever March 14th, we've been quarantined since March 11th . . . [His fever] would come and go, and then he would have stomach pains, and diarrhoea, and chest pains, and then a headache, and then [a] sore throat. It was sort of just all over the place. Every day was some new symptom."
Eventually Jameson's fever spiked to 103 degrees. Although Pink called his doctor multiple times, there was very little she was able to do beyond staying home and giving her son Tylenol. Because of how contagious COVID-19 is, Pink eventually caught the virus as well around March 18.
Thankfully, Jameson is beginning to recover, but Pink still can't believe what her family had to endure. "I thought they told us our kids were gonna be OK," she said. "We were told that our kids are gonna be OK. I think when people started explaining what this disease is, it was too early to be able to name it completely and tell everybody what to look for. It's super real and it's affecting not just people above 65 years old."
"Tell me anybody with a sick 3-year-old that if they could get their hands on a test wouldn't take it."
Pink also acknowledged how controversial it was that she and Jameson were able to get tested, noting that people "should be angry" about it, but that anyone who's upset with her is misdirecting their feelings. "Tell me anybody with a sick 3-year-old that if they could get their hands on a test wouldn't take it," she said. "And if they say that, I'm calling bullsh*t."
Fortunately, Pink's husband, Carey Hart, and their 8-year-old daughter, Willow, haven't shown any symptoms so far. "The social distancing is helping, it's working, and we have to keep doing it," said Pink.