She’s known for being one of the nicest, most down to earth pop stars on the planet, and Pink once again proved that she has a heart of gold when she paused mid concert to give a fan a comforting hug. She may be as professional as the best online betting sites, but she’s not above letting her softer side show either, even when performing for a packed stadium!
After having to postpone a few of her Australian concert dates for her Beautiful Trauma tour due to a gastric virus and dehydration, Alecia Moore was back on stage, giving fans exactly what they wanted.
A Poster Child
During her show in Brisbane on Monday night, Pink was in full performance mode when she spotted a few posters in the crowd made by 14 year old Leah Murphy. Leah was originally supposed to have attended the concert with her mom, but sadly, she died in June, so she was there with her aunt Katrina Donkin, who had helped her make the posters. Leah, her aunt and a few friends held the posters aloft during the show in the hope that they would catch Pink’s attention. And they did.
On one of the posters was a photograph of Leah with her mom and the blushing emoji. Alongside the blushing emoji Leah had written “Hi, my name’s Leah. I’m 14 years old and I just lost my beautiful mom. I’d love a hug… please!”
Leah, Katrina and her neighbouring fans were all waving poster to get Pink’s attention, and it worked. The Just Give Me a Reason and Raise Your Glass singer immediately stopped the show and stepped off the stage to meet Leah. The audience made a path so Pink could get to Leah, and Leah made her way to the front of the stage. Pink then gave the 14 year old a huge hug and the air took a few tearful selfies. Leah said afterwards that Pink held her for about 20 seconds and told that ‘everything was going to be alright’.
A Huge Fan
Leah’s poster must have hit home for Pink who is mother to 2 children, Willow Sage and Jameson Moon with husband Carey Hart. She’s known for being a fiercely protective parent and putting her kids first, and she clearly sympathised with young Leah.
After the concert several media outlets approached Leah, and a number of magazines and online news sites have covered her story. She said that she is a huge Pink fan, and so was her mother, and the 2 of them had planned to see their idol perform together. Sadly, this was not to be, but she was thrilled that Pink took the time out- mid concert- to give her the hug she so badly wanted.
Her aunt Katrina said that she hadn’t seen Leah smile like that in ages and that when Pink got back on stage she told everyone to call their mom.