Pink Opens Up About Past Overdose
In a new 60 Minutes interview on Monday, October 23, Pink opened up about her tumultuous journey. The “Just Like A Pill” singer got candid about her past overdose, challenging childhood, and her iconic reputation in the entertainment industry. Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, has always been an open book with her fans. But she says that being transparent has come with its consequences, including death threats. Despite this, Pink remains undeterred.
The mother of two says in the interview that she looks at it in a “very specific way.” She explains, “If I’m a mystery to you, how can I expect you to connect with me? And if I’m a person that’s desperate for connection, then why would mystery be interesting to me? I want to know you. I want you to know me.”
While growing up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Pink expressed how bored and desperate she was to leave the place. On top of that, her home life was filled with tension, mostly stemming from her father’s service in Vietnam. As a teenager, she had intense arguments with her mother. One altercation in particular got so heated, it turned physical, with Pink’s mother falling down the stairs. Pink now refers to this moment as her one regret in life, but she has since reconciled with her mother.
Pink’s History With Drugs
“I grew up in a house where every day, my parents were screaming at each other, throwing things. They hated each other. And then I got into drugs. I was selling drugs. And then I was kicked out of the house. I dropped out of high school. I was off the rails.” She recalls her darkest moment when she overdosed during a Thanksgiving rave in 1995. The Grammy winner recalls she could have lost her life if she kept going like this.
It was when a friend of hers pulled her up and encouraged her to get on the microphone that everything changed. The DJ at the event made her a promise: “Come back tomorrow, I’ll give you a guest spotlight. But you can never touch drugs again.” Pink kept her word and never looked back. Within just four weeks, she was auditioning for record deals, and the rest is history.
Watch P!nk’s 60 Minutes interview below: