Pink Just Got Extremely Candid About Panic Attacks and Couples Counseling

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Pink is never one to hold back when she's got something important to say. Whether she's talking about getting tipsy and cutting her own hair during quarantine or creatively clapping back at mommy shamers, the singer is not afraid to be outspoken, which is one of the many reasons we love her. 

During an Instagram Live conversation on June 19, Pink talked to Vanessa Inn about mental health, including her experiences with panic attacks and couples therapy. “I think this is really important for people right now with coronavirus—you know anxiety is rampant and panic attacks and just, we feel like the rug is being pulled out from under us a little bit right now and different people on different levels,” she said, per Us Weekly.

The singer said she suffered a panic attack earlier this year, when both she and her three-year-old son, Jameson, were diagnosed with coronavirus. “I was on the phone with you and I was having one of my very first panic attacks,” Pink continued, and it was during the time where I was really afraid for Jameson and just exhausted from my adrenaline for 10 weeks of taking my temperature and wondering if I was gonna die.” 

Apparently, Inn had helped her with some coping mechanisms. “It was incredibly timely because you told me to look for textures and patterns and I look down and I was wearing a paisley dress and sitting on a roque chair," she said. 

Pink also opened up about going to therapy with her husband, Carey Hart. “I got a lot of shit for telling people that Carey and I have been in couples counseling with Vanessa,” she said, per Us Weekly. “So I talk to Vanessa on my own and I also talk to Vanessa with Carey and for Carey and I. It’s the only reason that we’re still together because, you know, I think partners, after a long time, we just speak—I can’t say it’s a man and woman thing, I think it’s a partner thing, a spouse thing—that you just speak two different languages.”

“You need someone to hear both of you and then translate it for you, and without Vanessa translating for me for the last 18 years, I mean, we would not be together,” she said. “We just wouldn’t because we are not taught as kids how to have relationships, how to get along with people. I mean, what’s happening in our country right now is a perfect example of that. We don’t know how to love each other, we don’t know how to get along, we don’t know how to communicate.”

This all sounds extremely healthy and we're glad Pink isn't afraid to share it with the world. You can watch their full discussion, below.

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