Although unexpected fan encounters are nothing new for celebrities, a recent occurrence at an American artist named Pink’s concert took things to a whole new level. During a show in BST Hyde Park, London, a superfan threw their mother’s ashes onto the stage, shocking the pop star beyond belief.
During Pink’s performance of her smash single “Just Like a Pill,” an unnamed fan took the concept of “super fan” to a whole new level, leaving both Pink and the internet scratching their heads. A grey powder was thrown into the stage as the singer yelled out the emotional lyrics, startling her.
Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, was taken by surprise when a member of the crew handed her a clear plastic bag containing the powder. She was so taken aback and curious that she immediately asked the fan what was inside. What was the fan’s jaw-dropping admission? Their mother’s ashes were in the urn.
In the video, which rapidly went viral on Twitter, Pink can be seen depositing the bag of ashes behind a speaker on stage, brushing her hands discretely against her thigh, and then continuing her powerful performance.
Since the beginning of her Summer Carnival tour on June 7th, Pink has been captivating audiences all across the United Kingdom. Her tour will take her to a total of 63 stadiums, three festivals, and 22 arenas, where her powerful voice and charismatic stage presence are sure to win over audiences everywhere.But this strange occurrence has baffled Pink and her followers alike. In particular, Twitter was a hive of activity with people sharing their thoughts.
Someone with the handle @zeydcarey wondered aloud, “What did she expect her to do with them?” Even more so, @beysrep said, “I’d be confused too because what is she supposed to do with that?”
At the height of the panic over the lack of security measures, Twitter user @JOESDOESOFFICIAL asked, echoing the general sentiment, “What would possess someone to do that?” Extremely unsettling… It also makes me wonder why security didn’t question her about the bag of ashes she was carrying.
Pink’s cool demeanor in the face of the bizarre ‘present’ is just one example of the class and professionalism that have made her such a star in the music industry. While the connection between an artist and their followers can be deeply affecting, it is important to keep an appropriate distance.
About the Author:
Mandla Mkhize, a veteran reporter located in Johannesburg, South Africa, covers the entertainment industry. Mandla has been covering the music, cinema, and pop culture industries for over a decade, and his reporting is renowned for its insightfulness and attention to detail. His dedication to entertaining his audience keeps them on the edge of their seats.