PINK ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL FOR GASTRIC VIRUS FOLLOWING CONCERT CANCELLATION – (08/07/2018)
Pink was admitted to the hospital in Sydney, Australia, Sunday night for dehydration, forcing her to postpone a second show, her promoter said. Live Nation revealed that the mother of two was treated and discharged, but was readmitted to the hospital on Monday and diagnosed with a gastric virus.
The singer’s Beautiful Trauma world tour’s first concert in Sydney was scheduled for last Friday, but she canceled that show on doctor’s orders. She battled through a Saturday night show.
“Pink will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery,” Live Nation said.
After the first concert was canceled, photographs surfaced of Pink and her kids – Willow Sage, 7, and Jameson Moon, 1 – at Byron Bay beach, leading some fans to speculate about whether Pink was actually sick. She defended herself on Instagram, writing: “I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life. This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children.”
She then went into detail about her health: “I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well) on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine.”
She added: “What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move.”
This is not Pink’s first bout of illness this year: In February, she sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl while she had the flu.
Pink’s Australian tour is scheduled to run through August 26th.
DAN REYNOLDS POWERS THROUGH SICKNESS AT IMAGINE DRAGONS SHOW – (08/07/2018)
Imagine Dragons’ concert in Houston on Saturday began with a scary moment but ended up being a unique experience for fans.
According to the Houston Chronicle, frontman Dan Reynolds was unable to sing due to some sort of illness, so he asked the fans to sing for him. In between the songs, Reynolds explained the stories behind each track.
“Houston I’m so sorry for tonight,” Reynolds tweeted Saturday. “I thought I could sing through the sickness but I could not. And you sang for me. Thank you [with] all my heart.”
With a concert scheduled in New Orleans on Sunday, Reynolds visited a doctor, who told him that one of his vocal cords wasn’t moving for an “unknown reason.” “I literally thought my career was over,” Reynolds tweeted. “[The doctor] said it could be stress related but didn’t know.”
Nevertheless, Reynolds decided to give the New Orleans show a go, and was greeted with a very welcome surprise.
“My vocal cord vibrated & I could sing again and I feel so happy I could cry forever,” he wrote.
Imagine Dragons’ tour will continue tonight in Orange Beach, Alabama. The band is touring behind their new album Evolve, which features the singles “Believer,” “Thunder” and “Whatever It Takes.”
KELLY CLARKSON FILMING A PILOT FOR A DAYTIME TALK SHOW; JOKES SHE CAN ‘BEAT’ SERENA WILLIAMS ‘WHILE SINGING ‘GOD BLESS AMERICA’ – (08/07/2018)
Kelly Clarkson’s getting ready to hit the court later this month to headline the opening night ceremony at this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York – and she’s issuing a challenge to Serena Williams.
Kelly’s August 27th performance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, which started back in 1968. In her occasional web series Minute + a Glass of Wine, Kelly – in full tennis garb and swinging a badminton racket – says, “Serena, I’m sorry. I’m probably gonna beat you while singing ‘God Bless America.’”
She adds, “I am very excited about coming, though…I heard you never know who you’re gonna see there, all these crazy talented players…and I’m just looking forward to teaching Serena Williams how to play tennis, really, is what I’m looking forward to.”
She then laughs, “I’m totally scared of you, I’m just kidding. You are a beast, I think you’re amazing!”
So far, there’s no word on whether or not Serena is actually going to compete in the U.S. Open.
Meanwhile, Kelly has inked a deal with NBC Entertainment and is filming a pilot for a syndicated daytime talk show. There is no network attached to the project yet, but it is expected to debut in fall of 2019.
Details about the show are still being kept under wraps.
Kelly’s had some practice with daytime TV hosting: she interviewed Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show – turned The Kelly Show – earlier this year.