Watch P!nk Remove a Throat Lozenge Before Launching Into a Barnstorming National Anthem
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 4, 2018
Pop singer P!nk had the honor of singing the National Anthem before this year’s Super Bowl, and delivered an impressive rendition that is getting serious plaudits on social media.
But just before starting, the singer — and proud Philadelphia Eagles fan — made sure to dispose of her gum (though some on social media are claiming it was a cough drop):
Pink gum dot gif. pic.twitter.com/r0IlROYTd3
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) February 4, 2018
It was rumored earlier today that P!nk would not be able to perform the anthem as she was suffering from a flu, but safe to say her illness went by unnoticed — as she brought Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium down with her impressive rendition.
See how Twitter reacted to her performance below.
I feel like people slept on Pink for so long. Like how is she only doing all this now? God I love her.
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 4, 2018
Pink has the flu and still sang the National Anthem flawlessly in front of 113 million people. When I get the flu, I don’t get out of bed for a week.
— Spike (@loudspike) February 4, 2018
Pink spat out a cough drop before her performance (not gum). I love her.
— VF Castro (@TheVFCastro) February 4, 2018
Pink’s dropped gum will have a crucial role in the endgame here. It’s the clear Chekhov’s gun tonight.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 4, 2018
Listen @Pink is a QUEEN! Anyone who can sing the national anthem while having the flu with such grace is a legend in my book. Slaya
— MAX (@MAXHellsKitchen) February 4, 2018
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) February 4, 2018
How the hell did Pink do that with the flu!? I can’t even put on my own socks when I have the flu.
— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) February 4, 2018
Pink spit out the lozenge and let it roar…
— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) February 4, 2018
Selling Pink’s gum on eBay later tonight
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) February 4, 2018
I knew Pink could blow but my lawd….sheesh!
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) February 4, 2018
Pink dropping her gum on the Super Bowl field is hard as hell.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) February 4, 2018
Let Pink do halftime too
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) February 4, 2018
Pink currently unwinding by grapple-hooking off the side of Minneapolis’s tallest skyscraper.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) February 4, 2018
Watch above, via NBC.
UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. EST: P!nk took to Twitter to clarify what she was chewing before performing the anthem:
It was a throat lozenge
— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
[image via screengrab]
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