Pink opens up about her difficult childhood and past drug overdose

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Pink is opening up about some of the more difficult times in her life in a personal, new 60 Minutes interview.

She says that her childhood home was filled with tension, which caused her to get into drugs.

“I had a chip on my shoulder. Basically, I grew up in a house where every day my parents were screaming at each other, throwing things. They hated each other,” Pink said. “And then I got into drugs. I was selling drugs. And then I was kicked out of the house. I dropped out of high school. I was off the rails.”

Pink also revealed that she almost died after overdosing at a rave on Thanksgiving in 1995.

“I remember my friend was standing over me, smacking me across the face. And he was like, ‘Get up. You wanna sing, right?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He’s like, ‘Get on the microphone.’ So, I got up and I sang,” Pink said. “And the DJ there took me aside and said, ‘Come back tomorrow, I’ll give you a guest spotlight. But you can never touch drugs again.’ And I never did, haven’t since.”

Nowadays, Pink often shares aspects of her life with her fans, whether it be through her music or on social media. She says this has caused her to receive death threats, but even that doesn’t deter her from continuing to share.

“I guess I look at it in a very specific way,” Pink said. “If I’m a mystery to you, how can I expect you to connect with me? And if I’m a person that’s desperate for connection, then why would mystery be interesting to me? I want to know you. I want you to know me.”

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