As stated late last month, P!nk is SLATED to perform ‘The National Anthem’ at SuperBowl LII, but that performance of a LIFETIME for her may be a ‘NO GO’!! The ‘What About Us’ singer is battling the nasty FLU that has been SPREADING ‘JUST LIKE FIRE’ around the nation! Here is what we know so far about the status of her performance…
Sources close to Super Bowl LII production report that P!nk really struggled through her rehearsal Thursday night. We’re told it was ROUGH and everyone involved didn’t feel good when it was over.
There’s even more cause to be alarmed because P!nk DID managed to power through her pre-Super Bowl concert Friday at The Armory in Minneapolis but relied HEAVILY on her backup singers and the audience to help her sing at times.
She even had to cut off her track “Beautiful Trauma” shortly after starting, telling the crowd, “I can’t do it. I hate this … I can’t do that song. I’m sorry.” This is what P!nk had to say:
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 #ificansingimgonnakillit
P!nk is going to try to SOLDIER on, so we will see how this goes. This is a SONG and a PLATFORM that you absolutely do not WANT to mess up! It will follow you for all of your DAYS…. Let’s hope P!nk can PUSH THROUGH!