Pink has never been one to shy away from difficult topics in her music, and it sounds like her latest album, Hurts 2B Human, just released this past Friday was no different.
During a recent interview with USA Today about the 13-track project, the singer revealed the painful but true personal story behind one of her ballads, Happy.
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For those who haven’t heard the emotional song yet, you can check it out here (below):
In the interview, the Walk Me Home singer explains a line in the song which reads, “since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me,” is actually about a miscarriage.
“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. And I was going to have that child.”
Pink went on, revealing that she deeply struggled to accept the major changes that began happening to her body:
“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.”
We can’t imagine what it must have been like to go through something as painful as a miscarriage, while coming of age and figuring out your own identity in your late teens. Sadly, the mother of two admits that she went on to have “several miscarriages since.”
But keeping in line with the core theme of her album, Pink told the publication that she believes it’s “important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are” and the “painful” things.
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In addition to the cathartic ways of using music to heal her pain, the 39-year-old says she’s able to cope with certain experiences and topics through therapy and humor. Speaking on therapy specifically, she said:
“Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”
“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.”
We are loving the honesty and vulnerability here!
As we recently told you, Pink and her husband Carey Hart have been going to therapy and couples’ counseling for the last 17 years, which she openly credits as the main reason why they are still together.
We’re glad that the artist continues to use healthy outlets like her family, music, and therapy to heal from her past traumas. We hope that her story, and the many other candid stories coming out of Hollywood about utilizing therapy become the norm as we collectively grow as a society and end the stigma around seeking help.
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