Popstar Pink announced on Friday that she and her three-year-old son had tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago and has since recovered.
Now that they are over it and feeling better, she has pledged to donate $1 million to help fight the pandemic.
Half of her donation will be going to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund, and the other half to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia.
On her Twitter post, she said, “Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I were showing symptoms of COVID-19. 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.”
She also explained that the second half of her donation is made in honor of her mother who worked at the Philadelphia hospital for 18 years.
The singer took advantage of her announcement to call for testing to be made free and readily available for everyone, and finds it an “absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible.”
“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 fee and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends, and our communities,” she added.
She considers herself fortunate as her primary care physician had access to the tests necessary to identify the coronavirus.
She ended her post by saying, “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!”