P!nk is opening up about her family’s struggle with COVID-19 last year. The singer and her son, Jameson, tested positive in 2020, and in an interview with Heart Radio host Mark Wright, the singer revealed that things got so grim at one point she was forced to really consider her mortality.
“This is going to sound crazy, but we had COVID last year, very early in March, and it was really, really bad and I rewrote my will,” she said of the impact of the novel coronavirus on her and her son; husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow were not affected. “You know, at the point where I thought it was over for us, I called my best friend and I said, ‘I just need you to tell Willow how much I loved her.'”
Luckily, the illness faded, but P!nk said it was “really, really scary and really bad” and it made her think hard about what legacy she’s leaving behind for her children. “What am I teaching them? And are they going to make it in this world, this crazy world that we live in now?” she told the English Heart Radio host. “And what do I need to tell them if this is the last time I ever get to tell them anything?”
That led her to writing her new single, “All I Know So Far,” which she joked was no big deal — just trying to boil doing everything you’ve learned and done into a tight three minutes. The song, dedicated to Willow, is out on Friday (May 7) and will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Pink: All I Know So Far.
On Tuesday (May 4), it was announced that P!nk will receive the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23.
Watch the P!nk interview below (COVID talk begins at 2:35).