P!NK has taken aim Australia’s “parasite paparazzi’s” in a lengthy Instagram rant.
The post shows the pop star stretched out on the beach in Byron Bay, accompanied by the headline “Pink’s Sydney concert cancelled as she chills in Byron Bay.”
It comes after the first night of her ‘Beautiful Trauma World Tour‘ in Sydney was postponed due to illness.
She decided to set the record straight, assuring fans that – unlike the headline implies – she didn’t call off her opening show just to squeeze in a North coast getaway.
“This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children,” P!NK wrote.
She’s also said that her trip to Byron Bay has been far from a luxurious escape, but rather a crucial time for mending her health and looking after her family.
“This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine.”
Clearly aggravated by the misleading headline, she wants to remind her fans of her “impeccable record for not cancelling [shows.]”
Check out the full rant in the post below.
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I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life. This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children. I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well)on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine. You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of any one in my entire life. I have never fucked off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play. I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest. The snark in this is unbelievable and makes me long for a nicer world. I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not. What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move. I will see everyone tomorrow whether I’m better or not, and the postponed show will be rescheduled. As I said, I’m sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onwards and upwards.