The singer revealed that she was sick on her Instagram Saturday, posting, “Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come.”
Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear! And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare. I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do. As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit
A post shared by P!NK (@pink) on Feb 3, 2018 at 12:37am PST
Although she seemed to slightly struggle while hitting the highest note in the song, she still sounded significantly better than the average human — and everyone was completely impressed.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) February 4, 2018
However, her killer vocals, despite the flu, weren’t even the best part. People were also talking about the awesome moment that the cameras caught of P!nk taking something out of her mouth prior to her performance and throwing it on the ground.
What do you do in the final moments before the biggest moment of your singing career? Make sure you're not chewing gum of course https://t.co/49ENwjTScV
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) February 4, 2018
The moment even started a big debate on social media — chewing gum or cough drop?
— Becca Stevens (@beccastevensbsb) February 5, 2018
Thankfully, P!nk put the argument to rest when she eventually tweeted: “It was a throat lozenge”
It was a throat lozenge
— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
Cough drop aside, one thing is for sure: P!nk, even battling the flu, is definitely goals.
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