Carey Hart says wife Pink could barely breathe after he probably gave coronavirus to her and 3-year-old son
'People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor,' Pink asserted
Carey Hart, husband of pop singer Pink, opened up about his wife and son Jameson Moon's battle with coronavirus. Carey appeared on Sirius XM's The Jason Ellis Show where he divulged that the 'Perfect' singer and their toddler had gotten very sick after contracting COVID-19.
"It was intense," he described. Hart had initially assumed that the virus had a higher tendency to attack the older demographics, but said that his son's diagnosis proved him wrong. "They both got extremely sick. My son probably got the worse of the two of them, which kind of debunked the whole theory that this only hit old people."
The family had taken the utmost precautions to make sure they stayed home, safe from the contagion, but the singer and her 3-year-old still got infected by the disease. The legendary Motorcross pioneer went on to explain the COVID-19 symptoms that his wife and son had.
"My wife got it pretty bad as well. She has pre-existing, you know she has asthma. It totally attacked her lungs and her chest, and she was having a hard time breathing", Hart elaborated.
The Hart family had adhered to the national lockdown imposed in March, had stayed indoors nearly the whole month. However, it was after Hart returned from Daytona Florida in the middle of March, that things took a turn for the worst. When he first came home, he was asymptomatic.
"So we were going this route that most people are in that is, 'I don't want to get this' and we are going into full lockdown," he said. "The symptoms started to kick up... we probably stayed home for another 10 days and then my son took a turn for the worse."
Their son, Jameson Moon, had a very high temperature that persisted for several weeks. "He'd have extremely high body temperature, I mean he was up around 102, 103, for a solid two, going on three weeks straight. The kid was in the bath four or five times a day trying to break his temperature," Hart painfully revealed.
Talking about his wife, Hart said, "And then, Alecia was progressively getting worse. So finally we made the decision to head down to our little place in LA to be closer to our pediatrician and my wife's doctor. So we ended up down in LA for five days and then once their symptoms started to break and get behind us, we came back home."
Hart was under the assumption that the whole family had contracted the disease although they hadn't begun showing symptoms, but Pink was the only one who was tested for the virus.
"I have zero symptoms, my daughter has zero symptoms. Unfortunately, we only had access to a test for my wife... not that I don't really feel we needed more because I figure, the four of us on top of each other for a couple of weeks at this point if one of us has it, all of us has it", the 'So What' singer's husband said. "You have to kind of assume that. We just kind of took the lead on my wife's test."
When Pink retested after a few weeks of recovery, the results were negative. "Two weeks ago my three-year-old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19", the 40-year-old singer took to Instagram to post a photo and captioned it. "Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative."
"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," Pink added.
She also revealed that she was donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia, in honor of her mother who worked there for 18 years. Her contribution was an effort to support all healthcare professionals who were at the frontline, rendering their services to battle the deadly virus. In addition to that Pink donated $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.
"THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes!" she concluded her message.