As parents, we have so many balls in the air, so many competing priorities that we're trying to balance, and every once in a while a ball has got to drop so we can give our arms some rest. Pink is one mama who needs rest right now. The singer is on tour in Australia and she's been sick, her kids have been sick, and she was grateful to have a planned break in the tour earlier this week—until headlines started accused her of bailing on shows for a beach day.We're all just doing the best we can. And when we've got to stop moving and let our bodies recover, we don't need to be criticized. We need some grace and understanding. We're mothers, but we're humans, too. We hope you feel better soon, Pink. Take all the time you need.
The planned downtime couldn't come at a better time for Pink and her family, as she's been suffering from an upper respiratory infection. Earlier this week the singer announced that the concert originally scheduled for today in Sydney had to be postponed. Although Pink had a few days off before the concert, her doctors figured she wouldn't be recovered in time for today's show. (If you've ever been to one of Pink's shows you know that's not the kind of performance once can do without full respiratory capabilities, and definitely not the kind of thing to try to pull off while taking NyQuil.) So when The Daily Telegraph printed a photo of Pink resting at the beach with her family alongside the headline "Pink's Sydney concert cancelled as she chills in Byron Bay," the singer took offense and issued a statement on Instagram to clarify that she did not cancel her concert to chill, but because she had no other choice.