Pop singer Pink is set to perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl on February 4, 2018.
Pink revealed on her Instagram page a day before the event that she is struggling to get her voice back and is suffering from the flu. She posted a lengthy caption, along with a rehearsal photo at the stadium.
“Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song,” she wrote. “I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare.”
The singer explained that she got the flu from her two children, who coughed directly into her mouth. “You can’t write this stuff I swear! And here we are,” she wrote. “I promise I will do my best, as I always do.”
She went on to say that singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl is “one of the biggest honors” of her life. She also used a hashtag “please give me my voice back” at the end of her Instagram post.
At the time of posting, Pink is still scheduled to perform.
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