Pink Opens Up About Miscarriage at 17: ‘You Feel Like Your Body Hates You’
Pink is known for her badass personality and chart-topping hits. But even the most kick-butt rockstars are susceptible to the heartbreak of a miscarriage. For the first time ever, the singer and songwriter is opening up about experiencing baby loss when she was only a teen.
The news comes on the heels of her latest album, Hurts 2B Human. In an interview with USA Today, the 39-year-old opened up about the inspiration behind the tracks, explaining they handle a wide range of emotions related to her battle with anxiety, self-image and self-love. One song in particular, “Happy,” was largely inspired by her miscarriage at just 17 years old. The song opens up with the lyrics “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me.”
“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 explains to USA Today. "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.”
And it wouldn’t be her last time grappling with baby loss. “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 (expletive),” she tells the outlet.
It wasn’t until five years after her first miscarriage that the singer finally decided to seek therapy, and it’s made all the difference. “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,” she says. “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…It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard.”
Pink is one of many celebrities to make headlines for opening up about miscarriage. Earlier this month, Hilaria Baldwin took to Instragram to share a brutally honest post about her recent miscarriage to help normalize the topic.