Pink Apologises To Fans / Slams Critics In Open Letter Following Tour-Date Cancellation

Published: Saturday 4th May 2013 by Sam

As one of the few Pop stars whose success is hinged on their talent versus sensationalism, it’s not often Pink falls foul of public favour.

However, a sect of fans in Birmingham, England have been laying into the Grammy winning singer after she was forced to postpone her ‘Truth About Love Tour’ stop there after becoming ill.

Fed up with the jibes, the 33-year-old took to her official website to write an open letter. And yes, it’s as warm and witty as you’d think. Check it out after the jump…

Via Pink:

To all of the fans/friends/people/ticket buyers from the Birmingham show that I had to cancel: and I say “had” because I had absolutely no choice in the matter, no control over the circumstances, and physically could not get my sick ass on stage, because of an ear infection and chest infection all at the same time, and even a doctor told me I could not go on stage wether I wanted to or not: To all of you: 

I sincerely apologize, AGAIN, for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sincerely. I actually rode by the venue, and saw some of you in line, and there was not a fucking thing I could do about any of it. Except cry. My heart was absolutely broken. 

I am getting a lot of hate mail from some of you, not all. But to those of you that expect and feel entitled to perfection; Have a look at my track record- please- in general- for tours past. I have an incredible record. I do not cancel and I do not take it for granted how much trouble people go to- from spending hard earned money they don’t have, to travel expenses and time and planning, etc. I take NOnE of it for granted, EVER. That’s why I never phone it in. I go on stage and pour my fucking heart and body out on that stage. I ruin my body and my vocal chords, make myself sicker, come hell or high water. I don’t lip sync, I don’t rely on dancers to do my work for me. I try to put the best show on that I can, that any human being can, and I don’t stop until I know you’re happy. 

I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control- and I can’t apologize for that. And you know what I’ve been performing through the last week? ROTA virus. Look it up. I challenge any one of you to do what I do while sick with that. You couldn’t do it. 

The fact that I don’t get the benefit of the doubt from you saddens me. There is no way I can make up this date. There isn’t a way. And for any of you that believe in me, please know we did everything we could to try to make it happen. Everything. It’s a logistical nightmare that is again, out of my control. 

And guess what? I might actually get sick again on this tour. Can you imagine it? How dare I even think that? I have a two year old who is building her immune system by getting sick all over the place. And the fact that I even went on tour while being a full time mom is a miracle in itself. 

The next time I schedule dates- ill have to say to myself- “if, God forbid I have to cancel one show, those fans will turn on me like rabid dogs and question the moral fabric of my character.” 

For the loyal and understanding fans- I am so so sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way. For the rest of you- Kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy ass. 

Love always, Alecia the human also known as p!nk

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T.K.O, much?! Love it!

Beyond putting the critics in their place, it’s warming to see Pink full of genuine regret for letting her fans down and letting them know that.

Surely we’re not alone in thinking that a certain model, whose tour has been plagued by multiple axed dates, that could learn a thing or three from Ms. Moore’s approach.

Your thoughts?

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  1. White girl mob 2.0 May 4, 2013

    Hey Sam, do you follow kreayshawn on Instagram or twitter. Well.. She is pregnant!!! So why don’t you type a post for her, you will get almost around 400 comments over this. So get on it it’s already all over twitter trending!!! Kreayshawn is back in the spotlight again n*****

    • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 4, 2013

      Suck a bleedn p**** b****

  2. RICHANDBLACK11 May 4, 2013

    Somebody else should have done the same.

    werk P!nk

    • Ballsy May 4, 2013

      She wasnt able to reshedule and that is the real reason for the outrage.

  3. JER May 4, 2013

    These singers are doing too much with these cancelled and rescheduled dates. People have been postponing and cancelling tour dates for 50 years, it’s the tiniest of significance in the grans scheme of things. Tours in general are only to make money. What matters in presence on radio, public interest, and artistic merit. Things NONE of your fav anyone

    • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 4, 2013

      H** hush…u sound stoooopid

    • origin May 4, 2013

      do i read b******* there? what makes a singer a singer?

      the live performance. 😉

      • JER May 4, 2013

        The key word being “live” not pre-recorded. But you tried.

  4. Rach May 4, 2013

    P!nk is not known for cancelling unlike others *side eye*. And when she gets on stage she is always phenomenal. Its only ONE date anyway. At least she had the REAL balls to do that.

  5. White girl mob 2.0 May 4, 2013

    Sam, please kreayshawn wants ya to post on her please. She just called my phone and told me the news. She told me to go on other sites and let them know what’s going on. Sam, you will get almost 400 comments if you post on kreayshawn. It’s baby news c’mon

    • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 4, 2013

      Eat HOT STEAMY DOG S*** B****!!

    • Kyle May 4, 2013

      Wow… Desperate much? Not a good look honey. Chill. They have posted about Kreature before. If she was doing something worthy of talking about, then they would post about her. Relax.

  6. truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 4, 2013

    Get well soon Pink. Love this b****

  7. Mother Monster May 4, 2013

    Who?

    • Common Sense May 4, 2013

      Pink! You know, the chick who is original and creative unlike a certain Madonna clone?

  8. JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 4, 2013

    I LOVE YOU PINK!!!!!!!

  9. MariahIsMusic1 May 4, 2013

    I’m here for pink. She’s actually talented and real

  10. Micks May 4, 2013

    I’ll take it from Pink, because she actually proves herself when she does take to the stage.

  11. My Forehead Tho May 4, 2013

    Well damn p!nk.

    Maybe if she stopped comparing herself to other artist people wouldn’t be so disappointed when she does the same s*** they do. That being said, she’s one of the best performers of this generation, second only to Beyonce, which is a huge compliment.

    • CBE May 4, 2013

      Ahhh shut up will you.

    • xxx May 5, 2013

      sorry, but pink is on a level beyonce will never get to. beyonce is a good performer, but pink is way better.

      beyonces choreographies aren’t that hard to learn and she barely tries new things. you would never see her doing artistic stuff and sing live while doing it.

      • Lou May 5, 2013

        Performing isn’t just about learning choreography. Beyonce has stage presence, energy and charisma that you cannot top these days. And as I read below, Pink relies a lot on acrobatics, Beyonce doesn’t.

  12. Fran May 4, 2013

    Having seen a variety of people live, Pink and Beyonce are my absolute favorites! And they both shine for different reasons

    Pink and Beyonce>>>>>>>>>>

  13. origin May 4, 2013

    nice letter. really tough.

  14. HoneychildPlease May 4, 2013

    This woman is so damn real! She is talented! She doesn’t depend on her dancers to make the show, and has actual music that will be remembered years from now…(No names) * Sips DIET pepsi*

    • Hadley May 4, 2013

      If you are shading Beyonce that was pretty wack. You are in denial if you think her music wont remembered years from now yet Pinks will lol. I like Pink, but Beyonces had much more impact on pop culture than her in general. And doesn’t majority of people use backing dancers in their shows? Why is it bad because Beyonce does?

      • JER May 5, 2013

        The guilt.

      • Lou May 5, 2013

        @Hadley MTE

    • theman May 5, 2013

      That’s oly because of the media or where u are at. Pink is the artist/musician.

  15. Hadley May 4, 2013

    Rihanna should take notes. Her lazy ass cancelled 4 shows already and looks like she hates it when she is on stage smh. Pink is talented but I would be intrigued to see how intriguing she is minus all the acrobatics. Not everyone is blessed with gymnast status.

    • origin May 4, 2013

      come on. she been sick too. but you can defitenley blame her for the 2 texas dates. yeah yeah. thruth. 😀

    • CBE May 4, 2013

      I agree, Pink has gotten arrogant ever since being praised for her MTV performance, she does the same s*** every time, she has talent but that alone wont make you sell records unless you have industry machine behind you! Pink, JT, Rihanna, JB, Beyonce, Adele, Khanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift…to name a few, are the biggest Corporate backed artists at the moment, they are manufactured products whose careers can be destroyed over night by the powers that be. Now with that being said…360 deals are a m***********! coz u relese albums,tour, release, tour! doing 70+ tour dates a year! I knew this will take a toll on these artists but I sit back and smile because they have no choice 🙂 they are told what to do in order to keep their success…wait for a meltdown from these 360 deal artists, when that happens? a new JB,Pink,Rihanna will be brought in to replace them 🙂 its fun to watch.

      • Common Sense May 4, 2013

        LOL comparing Rihanna to Adele. Adele didn’t even promote her album, so there was no industry money there. Her album sold on word of mouth alone. Also I wasn’t aware that XL Recordings (Adele’s label) was this massive juggernaut of a label with endless money to spend.

  16. Rosie May 4, 2013

    Lame. He’s always dissing pop music for being too generic but she makes the same 3 songs on every album. Blow Me one Last Penis) was So What Part 34, and Try and Just Give Me A Penis are interchangable. He’s more basic than Tour Rihfund and Shitty Perry combined. But whatever works *sips Pepsi cola*

    • Tisha May 4, 2013

      Based on your avi pic it’s clear you lost control of your senses long ago, that ain’t Pepsi honey, it’s p***.

      • Rosie May 4, 2013

        Bringing up Lana, who has nothing to do with this discussion. Must be a P!nis stan.

    • Common Sense May 4, 2013

      But the same can be said of Lana…every single one of her songs is that moody, soundtracky song sung with hazy slow vocals. All of her songs are interchangeable.

    • Likica May 5, 2013

      Really? What’s interesting about Lana? Her music is boring and all of her songs sound the same. She can’t sing and she is a terrible performer with zero stage presence. She’s popular just in some European countries like France, Germany and the Uk but the rest of world doesn’t even know about her. Truth About Love is about to outsell BTD and Paradise combined and that’s a thing that probably got you pressed.

  17. HOWYOULIKEIT May 4, 2013

    PINK WE LOVE YOU. TRUE FANS UNDERSTAND. RECOVER AND COME BACK

  18. how to buy a juicer May 4, 2013

    SPAM

  19. jan?ce June 19, 2013

    ass long ass we no ur ok n can sing more songs everythings’ (fuckn perfect)

  20. John November 1, 2017

    LOVE IT!!! LOVE HER!!!! Get well soon and my wife and I are looking forward to seeing you perform…..AGAIN!!! Rock On Pink.
    PS My 2 yr old daughter won’t wear anything unless it has Pink in it

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