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'This illness is serious and real': Pink confirms she has recovered from Covid-19

The 'So What' singer also revealed she donated $1 million to support healthcare workers and crisis organisations in the US

Singer Pink has recovered from Covid-19, she revealed on social media. AP
Singer Pink has recovered from Covid-19, she revealed on social media. AP

Singer Pink has revealed she overcome Covid-19 and urged the US government to make testing for the virus widely available.

The So What star, who was born Alecia Moore, had not previously confirmed her diagnosis, but took to social media on Friday, April 3, to say she had recovered.

"Two weeks ago my 3-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of Covid-19," the American singer, 40, wrote.

"Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor."

Pink added that she and her family had been retested, and their results were negative.

However, she implored the US government to make testing for the coronavirus more widely accessible, describing the lack of tests available as an "absolute travesty".

"This illness is serious and real," Pink, who is married to motorcross star Carey Hart, wrote. "People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities."

The US has recorded more than 270,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with more than 7,400 deaths. More than 12,000 patients have made a full recovery.

Pink added that she has made a $500,000 (Dh1.8 million) donation to Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund, in Philadelphia, to support healthcare professionals on the front line of the pandemic.

The singer made the donation in honour of her mother, Judy Moore, who worked at the hospital for 18 years.

"Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund," Pink added.

"Thank you to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home."

The star joins a number of celebrities who have spoken out about testing positive for the coronavirus, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and Olga Kurylenko.

Updated: April 6, 2020 04:21 PM

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