Pink Opens Up About Multiple Miscarriages, Says Her Body Felt ‘Broken’
An estimated one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet there seems to be a huge stigma in discussing this very common occurrence in society. But in her typical fashion, Pink isn’t afraid to break protocol and open up about things most people won’t discuss. That’s why her candid interview with USA Today came as no surprise.
During the talk, Pink discussed how she had suffered more than one miscarriage in her life and how many unique emotions came up in the aftermath. The 39-year-old singer, whose real name is Alecia Moore, has also written about miscarriage in her songs.
Pink’s first miscarriage happened when she was just a teenager
Pink was still a teenager the first time she experienced pregnancy loss. These tragedies made her very insecure about her body.
“The reason I said [that] is because I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage,” Pink explained during the interview. “And I was going to have that child. But when that happens to a woman or a young girl, you feel like your body hates you and like your body is broken, and it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do.”
“I’ve had several miscarriages since, so I think it’s important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are and the painful [expletive]. I’ve always written that way,” she said.
She’s been dealing with the emotional aftermath in different ways
Pink married Carey Hart in 2006 and the two have two children together. But even though she’s had children, that doesn’t mean she forgot the ones she lost.
With the help of her therapist, Pink’s been able to process the complex feelings and even uses humor to help heal.
“I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” she said. “I’m extremely self-deprecating, and when [expletive] goes bad – which in any life is inevitable – you’ve just got to find the funny. It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard,” she explains
“What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”
How does Pink’s music reflect her past?
Like so many other artists, Pink draws from real life experiences to help create her songs. She’s written songs about pregnancy loss because that’s what her personal experience is.
In the song “Happy” on her latest album, Pink sings: “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me.”
Another poignant song she sang also explored the reality of miscarriage. In her heartbreaking “Beam Me Up,” she sings to her lost baby. The lyrics say: “Just beam me up, give me a minute/I don’t know what I’d say in it. I’d probably just stare, happy just to be there, holding your face.”