P!nk Details Her Battle With Anxiety After Testing Positive

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The global coronavirus pandemic has brought along with it a lot of pressing concerns surrounding mental health. For those in quarantine, the sudden lifestyle change combined with the isolation and paranoia, can have the potential to lead to a downward spiral. But thankfully, the world appears to be gearing up to deal with the ongoing mental health crisis in every way possible. 

Speaking of, one particular artist who’s been through it all is none other than P!nk and she had a lot to say. In a recent candid live chat about mental health with Vanessa Inn, the star addressed her family’s struggle with coronavirus once more.  

A few months ago, P!nk and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, had tested positive for COVID-19. And in her conversation, the artist brought up the constant anxiety one struggles with in this situation. 

“I think this is really important for people right now with coronavirus,” P!nk said. “You know, anxiety is rampant, and panic attacks, and just — we feel like the rug is being pulled out from under us a little bit right now and different people on different levels.”  

The star continued by bringing up her first panic attack, while on the phone with Vanessa Inn, who P!nk’s often described as a person who’s been “guiding me for 20 years.” 

 “And I was on the phone with you and I was having one of my very first panic attacks, and it was during the time where I was really afraid for Jameson and just exhausted from being… my adrenaline for 10 weeks of taking my son’s temperature and wondering if I was gonna die,” P!nk confessed. 

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Here’s How Vanessa Inn Kept P!nk Grounded Through her Panic Attack

And then, thankfully, Inn guided her through this panic attack, helping her come back to the present. 

“In the midst of a panic attack,” P!nk said, “it was incredibly timely because you told me to look for textures and patterns. And I looked down and I was wearing a paisley dress and sitting on a roque chair.”

Inn explained her course of action, saying, “In that moment of anxiety and panic, what happens is we get out of the present moment … The idea is how to come back into the room, how to come pack into your body, how to come back to the present.”

Since her recovery, P!nk has been very vocal about her experience. From describing her symptoms to calling it, “the scariest thing I’ve ever, ever been through in my whole life,” – she has told her tale, every step of the way. 

Talking about issues like this, especially in regards to mental health can actually help a lot of people who might be struggling with something similar. And so, it’s good to see P!nk vocalize her experience, even though it must have been unimaginably difficult to do so. 

By: Nina Karun

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