She performs to sell out crowds and has one of the most physically demanding concerts with a grueling schedule, however, even P!nk is human and she was recently forced to postpone her second Birmingham, UK concert due to ill health.
P!nk, real name Alecia Moore, postponed her April 22 LG Arena show after doctor’s diagnosed her with an inner ear and respiratory infection. At the time it was announced that the concert was just “postponed”. However, this past Friday (May 3), the singer was forced to cancel the show. While the majority of fans were understanding, the cancellation was met with some vocal criticism from a few fans.
Following the reaction to the cancellation, P!nk published an open letter on her official website on May 4 apologising to her fans and slamming the small number of fans who have sent her hate mail.
She explains that she “had” to cancel the show and that she had “absolutely no choice in the matter, no control over the circumstances, and physically could not get my sick ass on stage”. She “sincerely apologize[s]… for any inconvenience this may have caused” her fans but states that “a doctor told me I could not go on stage whether I wanted to or not”. Acknowledging that many fans travelled great distances to come and see her, she says that “my heart was absolutely broken” that she could not perform for them.
She then proceeds to hit out at those that have sent her hate mail and that “expect and feel entitled to perfection”. Citing her previous tour track record, the type of show she puts on and the fact that she “pour[s] my fucking heart and body out on that stage” she appeals for understanding from these fans. Having seen the second of her London O2 shows, I can definitely vouch for this.
She explains she is “a human being, therefore, I am able to catch illness” and “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… please know we did everything we could to try and make it happen… It’s a logistical nightmare that is again, out of my control.
She finishes, in true P!nk fashion:
“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.
Love always, Alecia the human also known as p!nk”
P!nk is currently in Germany where she plays in Dusseldorp tomorrow (May 6) with Frankfurt the next night before heading to Austria.