Pink opens up about having a miscarriage at age 17: 'You feel like your body hates you'
Pink admitted that having a 'healthy sense of humor,' especially when things go awry, has helped her move forward and remain candid in her music
Pink is one brave woman after all. The songstress took the bold step of opening up about a particularly difficult time in her life, one where she suffered a tragic loss while being a mere teenager of 17. In a recent interview, Pink decided to speak about the time she had her first miscarriage.
Shortly after the release of her latest album 'Hurts 2B Human', the 39-year-old spoke to USA Today about the inspiration behind some of her newest songs, which correlate to her battles with anxiety, self-image, and self-love. She went on to reveal that one particular song, titled "Happy", unnervingly resonated with her.
Explaining the song and its significance, Pink revealed the lyrics of the song, that said: “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me” and explained further that the song was a reminder for her about the time she suffered a miscarriage as a teen.
“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 said to the media outlet. “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.”
The popular singer, who is married to motorcyclist Carey Hart, has had a series of miscarriages since and said that she writes these songs as a way to deal with the “painful” experiences. “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 s—. I’ve always written that way.”
Pink has been able to speak so honestly in her songs partly because she regularly attends therapy, which she said helps her find her “blind spots” despite being “uncomfortable and painful.” “I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out. What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are,” she shared. “Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”
Moreover, Pink admitted that having a “healthy sense of humor,” especially when things go awry, has helped her move forward and remain candid in her music. This isn't the first time that the singer has been candid about her belief in therapy. Last week, the singer revealed in one of her interviews that she and her husband Carey have been in therapy for nearly their entire relationship.
“It’s the only reason we’re still together. He speaks Polish, I speak Italian, and she speaks both. We don’t speak the same language,” she said. "We come from broken families, and we had no model for: How are we supposed to keep this family together and live this crazy life? And there’s no book that says, ‘Here’s how to do this.’ So we go to counseling, and it works."