Pink announced that she’s donating $1 million to medical causes centered around the coronavirus pandemic after she and her 3-year-old son tested positive.
The 40-year-old singer hit up Instagram to talk about her diagnosis, and also slammed the U.S. government over the lack of available tests.
A few days ago, Pink revealed that both her and Jameson, her 3-year-old son, had tested positive for COVID-19.
“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19,” the singer began. “Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive.”
Pink said that she and her family were already self-isolating at home prior to getting the test results. They then continued sheltering at home “for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor.”
Luckily, both Pink and Jameson have since tested negative.
Over the weekend, Pink gave a health update during an Instagram Live chat.
She tells fans that son Jameson “had the worst of it.” She recalled that “there were many nights where I’ve cried and I’ve never prayed more in my life.”
Pink revealed that she’s been keeping a journal of both her and Jameson’s symptoms for the last few weeks.
“He still, three weeks later, has a 100 temperature. It’s been a roller coaster,” the singer said. “It’s been a different roller coaster for both of us.”
Pink acknowledged that she was “lucky enough to get two tests” after both her and her son fell ill, because she “paid money for them.” However, Pink says that tests need to be made accessible for everyone.
In her Instagram post, she also talked about how testing needs to be “free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”
She also took the time to criticize the U.S. government for not making testing accessible, calling it an “absolute travesty.”
After suffering from the virus, Pink decided to help the healthcare professionals that are on the frontlines.
“In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day,” Pink wrote, “I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years.”
Pink also added, “I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.”
“THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones,” the singer continued. “You are our heroes!”
She concluded by urging her followers to do their part, too — by staying home.
“These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.”
In most locations across the U.S., shelter-in-place orders have already been put in place. That means that only essential businesses — like grocery stores, pharmacies, drug and alcohol treatment centers, hospitals, and gas stations — are still open. If you’re able to stay home, it’s the most effective thing you can do to help quell the spread of the new virus.