So strong! Pink is baring it all in her new album, Hurts 2B Human. The 39-year-old star opened up about suffering a miscarriage in one of her most relatable songs ever, “Happy.” She sings, “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / And it feels like my body’s hated me.”
Though Pink has always talked about struggling with her appearance in songs like “F–kin’ Perfect” and “Stupid Girls,” she reveals losing a baby made her dislike her figure even more. “The reason I said [those lyrics] is because I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage,” she revealed to USA Today.
Once Pink found out she was pregnant for the first time, she didn’t want to abort her baby. “I was going to have that child,” she said. “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,” Pink continued. “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.”
Going to therapy has helped the “Please Don’t Leave Me” singer come to terms with her past and help her focus on creating a better future for herself. “I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” she explained. “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.”
In “Happy,” Pink opens up about her long journey to self-fulfillment and how hard it has been for her to confront her emotions head-on. “Seen every therapist, but I’m a cynical b—h / Don’t like to talk about my feelings / I take another hit, I find another fake fix / ‘Cause it’s easier than healing,” she sings. “But I don’t wanna be this way forever / Keep telling myself that I’ll get better / Every time I try I always stop me / Maybe I’m just scared to be happy.”
Writing about things that are hard to talk about is nothing new for Pink. Since her debut album, Can’t Take Me Home, released in 2000, she has sung about the difficulty of loving yourself in “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and losing the love of your life in “Who Knew.”
“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,” she explained. “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.”
We love you and your openness, Pink!