AceShowbiz - Justin Timberlake has leapt to Pink's defence after the singer was blasted for taking a beach day with her daughter, Willow, after pulling out of a concert in Australia.
The pop star was criticised after a photograph of her chilling out in Byron Bay was published this past week, ends August 03 after she postponed a Sydney concert due to illness.
Pink responded to the backlash by pointing out that the snap didn't show her doctor's visits or all the "antibiotics, steroids" and other medications she was taking after coming down with a heavy cold.
She also explained she was trying to be a mum too, to "a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine."
She added, "What they don't show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move."
I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life. This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children. I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well)on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine. You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of any one in my entire life. I have never fucked off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play. I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest. The snark in this is unbelievable and makes me long for a nicer world. I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not. What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move. I will see everyone tomorrow whether I’m better or not, and the postponed show will be rescheduled. As I said, I’m sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onwards and upwards.
On Friday, Timberlake weighed in with his own take on the drama, insisting Pink deserves a sick day because she's one of the hardest working women he knows.
"As an artist who has had the fortune of sharing the stage twice on tour with this incomparable BAD** (once with 'NSync and once as a solo artist), I'm here to tell you that you won't find a harder working, more authentically talented (woman), and (someone) more thankful for her place on that stage and her fans than this woman," he wrote on social media.
"As a parent on tour as well, and an artist who LOVES their fans just as much and wants to give them an unprecedented experience... AND is currently battling an injury, a sinus infection, and trying to be the DAD I want to be too?? I say HATS OFF to you, my friend. I don't know how Moms/Artists like you exist."
He then turned on the critics and added: "Go make up some fodder about somebody who's half-a**in' it... Wishing you full health and speedy recovery, Pink! Shine on, sis!!!!!"