The iconic Grammy-winning singer is married to Carey Hart
Pink opened out about a life-changing event that happened in November 1995, just weeks before she signed her first record deal, on American 60 Minutes.
“I was out,” said the 44-year-old entertainer. “Done. “Way too much.” During Thanksgiving, she went to a rave and drank “ecstasy, angel dust, crystal, all kinds of things.”
Pink didn’t back down when asked about the gravity of the situation, stating that she “almost died” that night.
Pink’s adolescent years were difficult, as she characterized herself as “off the rails” at the time.
The difficulties she encountered were numerous. “I was a punk,” she said. “I had a mouth. I had a chip on my shoulder.”
Pink described her difficult home situation, saying, “I grew up in a house where every day my parents were screaming at each other, throwing things. They hated each other.”
This toxic environment drove her to become a drug addict. “I became involved with drugs.” “I was selling drugs,” she continued.
Pink’s distinct voice might never have been heard had it not been for a critical occurrence that occurred shortly after.
Pink and her band Choice signed with LaFace Records just weeks after the overdose. The band became known as the “token white girls on a Black label.”
However, Choice’s career in music was brief, and it wasn’t until 2000 that Pink emerged as a solo artist, setting the stage for an illustrious career.
While Pink had previously spoken about her overdose to Entertainment Weekly in 2012, it’s clear that the tragedy was not an isolated incident in her life.
She admitted to being “a hardcore partyer from the age of 12 to 15.” Her friend Sekou Harris sadly died from an overdose the year before her overdose, which served as another painful wakeup call.
Pink’s near-death experience was a watershed moment. With unwavering determination, she asserted, “I never took drugs again, ever. Once I make up my mind, I’m done.”
Her transition entailed not only rejecting a destructive path but also harnessing her raw energy, the “metaphorical machete” she frequently carried, to carve out a space in the world of music.
“I never got a record deal because I was cute,” Pink remarked over the weekend. It was her fire, her voice, and her convictions that won over industry executives. “I got a record deal because I was fiery, I had a lot to say, and I had a voice.”
Pink’s tenacity, talent, and commitment to her profession, mixed with her personal experience, have made her not just a global celebrity but also an inspiration to many admirers.
Pink is now not only a great musician but also a devoted mother to two children with her husband, Carey Hart.