Pink, who in addition to her voice is normally known for her impressively acrobatic performances, will be spending six weeks on crutches, according to her recent Instagram post.
The singer, 42, shared that she’s spent the last week recovering from hip surgery—and it’s been a rough road. “It was a brutal first week full of tears and pain med depression, ulcers from meds, and constant fevers,” she wrote.
Despite the struggle, she was smiling in the photo. “This is what 9 hours of sleep and cuddles from my kiddos looks like 7 days post hip surgery!”
Pink, who hasn’t publicly shared the reason for her hip surgery, credited her husband of 15 years, Carey Hart, 46, for taking excellent care of her. “My @hartluck brought me through. (No one recovers from surgery like he does, he’s not real.) He brought me coffee in the shower, lugged around my 100 pound CPM contraptions everywhere I went, dried my tears, cooked me oatmeal, kept track of my meds, got me my phone charger, plugged in my compression machines, took my temp, made the bed, and talked me off the ledge,” she gushed.
As lovely as that sounds, the singer shared that it wasn’t easy to let herself be cared for. “It is humbling for a very independent person like myself to be rendered physically unable and dependent, even if for a couple of months. I’m learning the gift of accepting help,” she explained.
In May, the star revealed that her experience with COVID-19 in 2020 made her fear the worst. “This is going to sound crazy, but we had COVID last year, very early in March, and it was really, really bad and I rewrote my will,” she said at the time, as SELF previously reported.