Pop star P!nk has begun a long road to recovery after undergoing hip surgery a week ago.
The 42-year-old is crediting her husband, Carey Hart, and doctors for helping her through a painful post-surgery journey.
The three-time GRAMMY winner opened up about her recovery thus far in a lengthy Instagram post that brought her fans insight into just how much she’s been enduring.
“Hey world! This is what 9 hours of sleep and cuddles from my kiddos looks like 7 days post hip surgery!! I have to say thank you to everyone at The Steadman Clinic in Vail and Dr. Philippon for taking such good care of me,” she wrote. “It was a brutal first week full of tears and pain med depression, ulcers from meds and constant fevers, but my @hartluck brought me through. (No one recovers from surgery like he does, he’s not real.)”
While it’s unclear why P!nk underwent surgery in the first place, her diagnosis seems to have been serious with such an involved surgery that prompted such an intense recovery process. While clearly in pain, P!nk is still offering hope and a positive perspective as she admires fans who deal with similar challenges every day of their life.
“Life always reminds you that most setbacks are actually just pauses and opportunities to recalibrate and count your blessings,” she shared. “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. My journey will be quick and intentional, and I will make a full recovery. For that I am so blessed.”
She continued, “I’m impressed by those that face real, hard challenges, and alchemize their situation into something magical, or meaningful. In the meantime, shout out to all of those on the journey to wellness, and to those making magic out of the impossible. Have a great day folks!!!!! Let the healing begin.”