Oh no! For most singers, getting to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl is a chance of a lifetime, and now that pop star Pink has finally received that honor, she might not be able to fulfill her dream. The "What About Us" singer took to Instagram on Friday, Feb. 2 — just two days before Super Bowl LII — to reveal that she is currently sick with the flu and she may not be able to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's NFL game.
"Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come," the 38-year-old wrote on Instagram featuring a shot of her at the rehearsals. "And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear!"
Pink revealed that even though she's sick, it's still very important that she doesn't back out from such a prestigious performance, and she said that she was going to push through to perform for her family, friends, and her home team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
"And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare. I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad, and brother, and step mama, and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do," she continued. "As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it’s a contest, babies, you win. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit." We're wishing Pink a speedy recovery!