P!nk is known for winning awards, amazing live performances, topping charts and empowering women everywhere to live their best lives. But the singer is now opening up about a much more personal struggle with her fertility.
After dropping her latest album Hurts 2B Human Friday, P!nk (whose real name is Alecia Moore), shared the meaning behind one of the songs, “Happy.”
“Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / and it feels like my body’s hated me,” the lyrics read. P!nk tells USA Today that the reasoning for that was because of a miscarriage she suffered at just 17 years old.
“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,” she told the paper. “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.”
P!nk went on to reveal that, since then, she’s suffered more than one miscarriage: “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 (expletive). I’ve always written that way.”
At the urge of her best friend, Laura Wilson, for encouraging her to go to therapy to work through the feelings.
“I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” she said. “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. I think the reason I can go to such uncomfortable places and be so honest is because I have a really healthy sense of humor. I’m extremely self-deprecating, and when (expletive) goes 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.”
Since then, she and husband Carey Hart, who she has been with since 2001, have welcomed two healthy children, Willow, 7 and James, 2. And she credits Hart’s love and support of her as helping her through the pain and heartache over the years as well.
“He’s the biggest part of my village,” P!nk added.
Listen to the track, “Happy” below: