By Katherine Lam
Published April 30, 2019
The singer, whose real name is Alecia Moore, talked about her body insecurities in her song “Happy” off her new album “Hurts 2B Human.” In the first line of the song she sings, “Since I was 17, I've always hated my body / and it feels like my body's hated me."
Pink, 39, told USA Today on Monday the line is in reference to her body insecurities that began when she was that age.
"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," 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]. I've always written that way,” she added.
Pink has since married motocross competitor Carey Hart and share two children, daughter Willow, 7, and son Jameson, 2.
The “What About Us” singer said she began therapy when she was 22, around the time her 2001 album “Missundaztood” was released, and has continued seeing a therapist ever since.
"I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out," she told USA Today. "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.”
Pink added that her sense of humor has helped her dive into uncomfortable territory.
“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,” she said.