Philadelphia (CW Philly) — On Feb. 3, just one day before her National Anthem performance at Super Bowl LII, Pink announced that she was suffering from the flu. “Trying to practice the flu away,” the singer captioned her Instagram post.
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Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear! And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare. I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do. As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit
It looks like the practice worked; after her performance, Pink received a plethora of positive messages on social media. Check out what the stars had to say about Pink’s rendition of the National Anthem below.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) February 4, 2018
.@Pink, you are amazing. Always.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 4, 2018
Pink singing that well with the flu is goals and shout out to my friend @leslieodomjr for a stunning performance. Bravo to both!
— josh groban (@joshgroban) February 4, 2018
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