Samantha Jade defends Pink cancelling Sydney shows due to illness

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

This morning it was announced that American singer Pink has postponed her third Sydney concert after being hospitalised for dehydration.

The news has been met with mixed reactions from fans, with some understandably sad and wishing the musician a speedy recovery, while others more frustrated and struggling to comprehend how Pink has cancelled a third show in a row.

Fellow singer Samantha Jade reminds fans that ill health can get the better of anyone, including musicians, even while they’re on the road during a tour.

While some fans of Pink are disappointed and frustrated by the singer cancelling her third show due to health reasons, Samantha Jade feels for the musician and says you can get sick at any time. Source: Getty

“You just never know,” the 31-year-old tells Be. “Pink, poor thing that must be just horrible.

“You can’t help when you’re sick. You can’t. There’s nothing you can really do about it,” she continues.

Samantha is set to embark on her The Best Of My Love – Live tour across the country later this August, and says all you can do is be ‘cautious’, but nothing is guaranteed.

“For me I’m just working out and taking all my vitamins and trying to be as healthy as I can,” the former X Factor Australia winner explains.

“You do never know if you’re going to get sick.”

On Tuesday morning it was confirmed Pink’s postponed her third Sydney show after being hospitalised. Source: Getty

On Tuesday morning it was confirmed Pink has cancelled a third night of her Sydney ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour as she continues to battle health problems.

“On medical advice Pink’s performance scheduled for this evening (August 7) at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena has been postponed,” a post on tour promoter Live Nation’s Twitter account read.

The statement went on to explain the mum of two was admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital on Sunday night where she was treated for “dehydration”.

Despite being discharged, she was readmitted on Monday and diagnosed with a gastric virus.

Former X Factor winner Samantha is set to embark on her own tour later this month. Source: Getty

The 38-year-old was due to perform at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park, and the rescheduling comes after she pulled out of her opening night show at the same location last Friday, followed by the second show on Monday night.

The singer is now taking some time to rest and recover so she’s at her healthiest when she does return to the stage.

Speaking of being fit and healthy, Samantha herself says she’s invested in a healthy lifestyle recently, not only for her tour, but in preparation for her new Bras N Things campaign shoot which was released this week.

Samantha is the new face of Bras N Thing’s latest campaign. Source: Bras N Things

“It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being strong and healthy and fit,” she says.

“For me, I just really wanted to be in the best shape and health that I could be in so I was like, ‘I need to get the trainer and get my body into gear’.

“A little bit of yoga, pilates, strength, kick training. It’s always a little bit different and that keeps it really fun,” she says of her exercise regime.

As for her diet, it’s “literally just clean eating”.

“Just trying to eat clean and be healthy and go for the apple instead of the chocolate bar,” the singer laughs.

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