P!nk Said She Felt Like Her ‘Body Was Broken’ Following Her First Miscarriage at 17
The singer opens up about her struggles in the new track Happy.
Never one to shy away for difficult topics in her songwriting, P!nk is opening up about suffering from a miscarriage in new ballad Happy.
The singer had her first miscarriage at just 17 and reveals that she felt like her body ‘hated’ her.
In the song, from her new album Hurts 2B Human, she begins with the lyrics “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me.”
Explaining the lyrics further, she said: “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. 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,” she told USA Today.
“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 stuff. I’ve always written that way.”
Five years later, P!nk attended therapy for the first time, and has been going to the same therapist ever since.
“I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out. 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.”
It’s not the first time P!nk has opened up about personal struggles in her music. One of her breakout hits, Family Portrait documented the complicated and heartbreaking time during her parent’s divorce, while Who Knew follows the story of the loss of a friend. She wrote So What as a breakup anthem, when she briefly split from husband Carey Hart, but in typical P!nk fashion, she had her then-ex in the video.
Speaking of her ability to write about her personal heartache, she said: “I think the reason I can go to such uncomfortable places and be so honest is because I have a really healthy sense of humour. I’m extremely self-deprecating, and when things go bad – which in any life is inevitable – you’ve just got to find the funny. It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard.”
P!nk and Carey now have two children, Willow who is seven and two year old Jameson.
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