Pink has always been open about mental health and the hard times she’s been through.
In her new album, Hurts 2B Human, the pop star spoke out about her struggles with body insecurity and anxiety. The song “Happy” begins with the lyrics, “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me.”
“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 told USA TODAY.
“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,” she continued. “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.”
The 39-year-old also shared her love for therapy. “I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” Pink expressed. “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.”
She continued, “I think the reason I can go to such uncomfortable places and be so honest is because I have a really healthy sense of humor. 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.”
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