Pink candidly discusses gaining, losing 36 pounds
She has “one loaf too many”.
Pink revealed that she gained 36 pounds eating sourdough during the COVID-19 pandemic, but she was able to lose weight and now feels stronger than ever.
“The break is good for my voice. It's not good for my body,” Pink told Variety in an interview published Wednesday. “Especially during COVID — I gained 36 pounds. All I do is make sourdough and eat sourdough.”
The “Give Me a Reason” singer added that she's also had hip surgery and a double disc replacement in her neck, which made it harder on her body.
But Pink, 43, said she managed to shed the excess pounds and is now a “bionic woman”.
“I've lost 36 pounds and I'm stronger than ever,” she shared. “I'm ready [on tour], I'm ready to get out of here. I've been home too long. “
The Grammy winner first discussed how she is recovering from surgery in November 2021.
“I'll never be fully grateful. It's been a brutal first week full of tears and pain medicated depression, medicated sores and constant fever,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “For someone who is very independent like me, becoming physically powerless and dependent, even for a few months, can be so.”
She continued, “I'm learning the gift of being helped. My journey will be fast and purposeful, and I'll make a full recovery. For that, I feel very lucky.”
It hasn't been an easy few years for Pink, who has two children with husband Carey Hart – daughter Willow, 11, and son Jameson, 6.
She and Jameson contracted severe cases of COVID-19 in early 2020, while Hart, 47, needed a catheter last year for a chest infection.
“Well, this sucks 👎. Few days before Christmas found some old hardware in me infected,” the pro motorcyclist wrote on Instagram last month. “After stressing out my brain all holiday, I had this tunneled catheter installed in my chest. Now, for the next 41 days, I have to inject antibiotics to knock the fool out.”
Weeks before the infection, Hart underwent neck surgery to fuse vertebrae and repair joint problems.
The family is also dealing with the death of Pink's father, who died of prostate cancer in 2021.
“I know sometimes I tend to remember the bad. I try to try to hold on to the good; there's a lot of good,” Pink said in a recent interview with Women's Health about her relationship with her late father.
While working on her upcoming album “Trustfall,” Pink was able to explore her emotions.
“I feel like we're all in this constant state of being overwhelmed, so we put our emotions aside so we can get through the day,” she told Variety in a new interview. “I wanted to find a way to get back to the truth and how I really felt.
“…that's how I am as a person,” she continued. “If you ask how I'm doing, how much time do you have?”
“Trustfall” will be released on Friday.