P!NK reschedules Aussie tour after illness
All dates have been moved
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Embattled and poorly P!NK is getting better after being forced to cancel four of her Sydney shows on her mammoth tour due to a gastric virus.
Australia's favourite pop princess broke her silence in a recent Instagram post. She thanked her fans for the well wishes and also St Vincent's Hospital, where she is being treated.
Hi beautiful Sydney people. First, I want to say thank you to all of the kind people out there for your well wishes for my speedy recovery. On Monday, we were absolutely planning on going ahead with the show, and about 20 minutes before I left for soundcheck, I was rushed to the hospital, in excruciating pain. That was the reason for the late cancellation. It was out of anyone’s control, and of course, wasn’t planned that way. I was discharged from hospital last night, and am following doctors orders of liquids and rest. A lot of you know how physical my shows are, and that I don’t just stand in front a microphone and sing. I flip, dance, fly, harness, silk, and scream my way through a total shit show of awesomeness (no pun intended). Therefore, I need to be physically healthy and well in order to perform this show. I think all of you deserve the full show and me at my best. Our next show will be Saturday, and until then I will be drinking green tea, and spending time with my kids. That’s a warning to paparazzi, you might actually see me walking upright outside of my hotel room cage with two little children, and another warning: I might even smile. Not too much, though. I’ll try to control the smiling. My sincere apologies to any of the ticket holders that this has affected, the rescheduled dates will be announced today. Thank you for your patience, compassion, and support. I look forward to rocking out with all of you as we have done for many many years. All of my love. Pink I also want to thank the amazing doctors and nurses at St Vincent’s Hospital for taking such good care of me and getting me home to my kids.
P!NK’s rescheduled Sydney dates:
Friday, August 3 will now be on Friday, August 24
Monday, August 6 will now be on Monday, September 17
Tuesday, August 7 will now be on Tuesday, September 18
Thursday, August 9 will now be on Wednesday, September 19
This means that the Brisbane performance scheduled for Thursday, August 23 will now be on Wednesday, August 22 to allow for the rescheduled Sydney dates.
Poor P!NK has copped a lot of shade from concert-goers for cancelling one of the shows just half an hour before doors were due to open. She addressed the lateness on social media, stating "On Monday, we were absolutely planning on going ahead with the show, and about 20 minutes before I left for soundcheck, I was rushed to the hospital, in excruciating pain. That was the reason for the late cancellation. It was out of anyone’s control, and of course, wasn’t planned that way."
The paparazzi have been relentlessly hounding the singer since coming to Australia. She was photographed on the beach the day after her first concert postponement which caused some controversy with some sceptical people questioning the extent of her illness.
She took time to pre-empt the paparazzi in her Instagram statement:
“That’s a warning to paparazzi, you might actually see me walking upright outside of my hotel room cage with two little children, and another warning: I might even smile. Not too much, though. I’ll try to control the smiling.”
Whilst there were a lot of upset fans, most people wished the singer a speedy recovery.
Ticketholders will not receive new tickets — simply present your current ticket for entry to the new date. If people can’t make the new date, there is an option to exchange tickets for an earlier Sydney date while availability permits. Refunds can be obtained by submitting a request via Ticketek.
P!NK's shows are renowned for her high octane acrobatics and high flying stunts, so she definitely needs to be in peak condition to maintain that level of energy to perform.