Last Friday, she said singer Pink’s test of COVID-19 was positive and also announced that she would donate $ 500,000 to two emergency funds.
She said in a tweet that she and her three-year-old son developed symptoms two weeks ago, and after being checked by a primary care physician, her test results were positive. She said her family is already home and will continue to do so. They were retested only a few days ago and the results were negative.
The Grammy Award-winning artist behind eight studio albums and hits like “Get the Party Started,” “What About Us,” “Raise Your Glass” and “Just Give Me a Reason” called for for free and widespread testing.
“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she wrote. “This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”
She announced that she would donate $ 1 million through two coronavirus-related relief funds, of which $ 500,000 was donated to the Temple University Hospital Fund in Philadelphia and the COVID-19 Emergency Fund managed by the Mayor Fund of Los Angeles.
She called health care workers “heroes” and ended her post with an appeal to the public.
“These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home,” she wrote. “Please. Stay. Home.”