After releasing Hurts 2B Human, Pink admitted that a lot of the inspiration for the album came from personal experiences that were difficult to move past from, including a miscarriage she had when she was 17, followed by several others.
In the song, “Happy” the singer, 39, gets pretty vulnerable about that situation, with lyrics such as the following: “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / And it feels like my body’s hated me.” In a recent interview with USA Today, she explains why she felt that way toward her body.
“The reason I said [those lyrics] is because I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage,” Pink told the outlet. “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.”
“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),” she added. “I’ve always written that way.”
Pink also confessed that she sought help when she was 22, after releasing her second album Missundaztood in 2001. “I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” the blonde beauty 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.”
The “U & Ur Hand” crooner, who currently has two kids with husband Carey Hart, said she owes it to her sense of humor for helping her get through tough times. “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.”
We admire your strength, girl!