IO – Pink’s 3-year-old son, Jameson Moon Hart, is still running a fever three weeks after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus, the singer told fans during an Instagram livestream on Sunday.
The 40-year-old, who also tested positive for the virus, said her son “has had the worst of it,” adding that she’d been keeping a journal of her and Jameson’s symptoms following their diagnoses.
Jameson has continued to run a 100-degree fever three weeks; she first announced she and her son had COVID-19 in a series of tweets Friday. And while the singer said they both were “showing symptoms” when they were tested, she didn’t offer details on their current condition.
On Sunday, however, Pink said Jameson “has had the worst of it” and remained “really, really sick” weeks after testing positive. She added that she’d been documenting both of their symptoms in a journal following their diagnoses.
“I’ve had many nights where I’ve cried, and I’ve never prayed more in my life,” she said, continuing, “I thought they promised us our kids would be OK.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said children who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus “have generally shown mild symptoms,” continuing, “It’s not known yet whether some children may be at higher risk for severe illness, for example, children with underlying medical conditions and special healthcare needs.”
Medical studies have also indicated that children’s cases appeared to be milder. People have grown concerned, however, since a 1-year-old died in Illinois after testing positive for the coronavirus and a 12-year-old was put on a ventilator in Georgia after being found to have COVID-19.
“There is no one that is safe from this,” Pink told her fans in the Instagram livestream as quoted by Insider, also telling them that her husband, Carey Hart, and their 8-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, hadn’t exhibited symptoms.
The Grammy-winning artist said she took two tests before “the labs could even get them right.” As the US has experienced test shortages, many people have become frustrated that celebrities and wealthy people have been able to access tests while everyday Americans largely cannot.
Pink acknowledged paying for the tests, saying, “I totally understand why people are pissed off about that.”
She also addressed the inequality while announcing her diagnosis on Twitter and wrote, “It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible.”
The singer continued, “We must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”
Pink also said she was donating $1 million to two emergency relief funds. The donation is split evenly between the Temple University Hospital Fund in Philadelphia and the COVID-19 response fund run by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. (rp