Pink is all set to sing the National Anthem tomorrow right before Super Bowl LII kicks off in Minneapolis, but she’s in the midst of battling a particularly vicious flu bug, and she’s having serious trouble singing and beating back the sickness this weekend!!
According to TMZ sources, Pink had “a really tough time” making it through her rehearsal of the anthem on Thursday night, and apparently “everyone involved” with the production felt rehearsal went poorly by the time it ended.
To make matters worse, Pink tried to power through a pre-Super Bowl concert on Friday up in Minneapolis, but she had to dial things back and let her backup singers and the audience do the work for her at multiple points throughout the show.
At one point, Pink even cut off her track Beautiful Trauma while referencing her sickness and telling the crowd (below):
“I can’t do it. I hate this … I can’t do that song. I’m sorry.”
What a bad time for the flu to hit!!!
No word yet on if there’s a backup plan for the anthem singer if Pink is truly unable to go on game day tomorrow — it sounds like she’s still adamant that she’s going to sing and will do her best, though.
She added on Instagram last night (below):
Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear! And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare. I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do. As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillitA post shared by P!NK (@pink) on Feb 3, 2018 at 12:37am PST
We’ll see if anything changes tomorrow, but for now… everybody send good wishes to Pink for a LOT of rest tonight and hopefully a little bit of recovery ahead of the big pre-game anthem tomorrow!!!
Get well soon, Pink!!!
[Image via Instagram.]