P!nk‘s husband Carey Hart recalled his wife and 3-year-old son Jameson’s coronavirus diagnoses on SiriusXM’s The Jason Ellis Show on Monday (April 13) after the two recovered earlier this month.
“It was intense. They both got extremely sick,” Hart said during the interview. “My son probably got the worst of the two of them…. My wife got it pretty bad as well.”
Hart said P!nk’as pre-existing asthma made the 40-year-old pop star more susceptible to contracting the virus, which “totally attacked her lungs and her chest” and made it more difficult for her to breathe. P!nk (real name Alecia Moore), Jameson and their 8-year-old daughter Willow stayed in quarantine at the beginning of March, but P!nk and Jameson started feeling ill a few days after Hart returned from Daytona Bike Week, an annual motorcycle event and rally held in Daytona Beach, Fla., from March 6-15 this year (but was cut short due to the pandemic).
After not exhibiting any symptoms, Hart took precautionary measures by undergoing full lockdown mode with his family in their Santa Ynez, Calif., vineyard before half of its members began showing signs of the illness.
“My son kind of took a turn for the worse. He had had extremely high body temperature. He was up around 102, 103 [degrees Fahrenheit] for, God, like a solid two going on three weeks straight,” the former pro motocross competitor recalled. “The kid was in the bath four, five times a day trying to break his temperature. And then Alecia was progressively getting worse.”
Then the family decided to move back to their home in Los Angeles for five days to be closer to Jameson’s pediatrician and P!nk’s doctor. “Once their symptoms started to sort of break and get behind us, we came back home,” the 44-year-old athlete said.
Only the Hurts 2B Human singer received the coronavirus test, which Hart said they used to take “the lead on” their entire family’s condition. But she identified the test’s limited quantities as an “absolute travesty” and described it as a “failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible” on her Instagram post from April 3, when she first publicly announced her diagnosis. “This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”
Listen to Hart’s interview with SiriusXM’s Jason Ellis below.