Following Pink’s COVID-19 diagnosis, the pop star revealed she would be throwing $1 million to 2 different organizations. On Twitter and Instagram this Friday, Pink revealed she and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Due to what Pink described as a “travesty” in the United States medical system, particularly the supposed lack of testing, the singer announced she would be making a $1 million donation to help support health care workers who have been putting their lives at risk to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
According to the “Let’s Get This Party Started” singer, her mother, Judy Moore, worked at Temple University’s Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center for 18 years, where Pink also revealed she would be sending $500,000.
Furthermore, Pink stated she would be donating another $500,00 to the City of LA Mayor’s Emergency Crisis Fund for COVID-19. The singer went on to urge her fans and followers to stay at home in self-isolation to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. 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. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative. It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. This illness is serious and real. 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. In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, 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 in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, 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. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.❤️
At the moment of writing, there have been a reported 1 million cases all over the world and another 58,000 deaths. If you’ve been following the news at all, you’ll know that Pink isn’t the only celebrity to test positive for the coronavirus.
Last month, Idris Elba revealed he tested positive for the illness, as did Rita Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks. Additionally, Kristofer Hivju, from Game Of Thrones, also tested positive for COVID-19. It was rumored last month that Cardi B contracted COVID-19 as well, but as it turns out, the singer was just dealing with stomach pains.
Earlier this week, Cardi B said she was vomiting all morning one day and decided to go to the hospital. She also feared she was pregnant.
Other stars to contract coronavirus include Colton Underwood, Rachel Matthews, Andrew Jack, and a few others. Rachel Matthews, in particular, posted a coronavirus guide in which she described some of her symptoms in detail alongside a seven-day timeline.