Yesterday, pop superstar Pink postponed her second Sydney show just one hour before the doors were set to open, citing 'health reasons'.
Now, Live Nation has revealed that the entertainer was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, suffering from dehydration. She was treated and discharged. On Monday, she was readmitted and diagnosed with a gastric virus. She will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery.
This is the second time Pink has cancelled her Sydney show at Qudos Bank Arena, as she was also ill on Friday, August 6.
After cancelling the first show, Pink was forced to defend her decision after an article published photos of her at a Byron Bay beach with the caption, 'PINK'S SYDNEY CONCERT CANCELLED AS SHE CHILLS IN BYRON BAY.'
Pink shared a screenshot of the article and photo to Instagram, and spoke about her dedication to the tour and the health issues she has been dealing with.
She wrote, '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.
'As I said, I’m sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onwards and upwards.'
Unsurprisingly, Pink's fans showed their support.
'You are amazing. Enough said,' one wrote, with another adding, 'Who cares if you’re having time out with your family! There’s a difference of being too sick to perform and another being a human, mother & so on & going to the beach!'
Other's simply added, 'Get better soon.'
Pink's August, 7, show at Qudos Bank Arena has now been cancelled.
A statement reads: 'On medical advice P!NK’s performance scheduled for tonight (Tuesday, August 7) at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena has been postponed.
'Pink was admitted to St. Vincents Hospital in Sydney on Sunday night, suffering from dehydration. She was treated and discharged.
'She was readmitted to hospital on Monday and diagnosed with a gastric virus.
'On medical advice Pink remained in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery. She will be reassessed by her doctors today.
'A further announcement will be made when an update becomes available.'
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
FRIDAY AUGUST 3 - POSTPONED
MONDAY AUGUST 6 - POSTPONED
TUESDAY AUGUST 7 - POSTPONED
THURSDAY AUGUST 9 // SATURDAY AUGUST 11 // SUNDAY AUGUST 12
SATURDAY AUGUST 25 // SUNDAY AUGUST 26
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
TUESDAY AUGUST 14 // WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 // FRIDAY AUGUST 17
SATURDAY AUGUST 18 // MONDAY AUGUST 20 // TUESDAY AUGUST 21
THURSDAY AUGUST 23
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY AUGUST 28 // WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29