Pink has revealed her father is battling cancer and a serious back injury.
In an Instagram post, Pink shared a photo of her dad, Jim Moore, in the hospital. “This is my dear Dad this morning headed in for surgery,” she captioned the photo. “He just finished his second round of chemo for prostate cancer, fell off a ladder and fractured his back, lost function in his legs until my battered and bruised husband shared his brilliant doctor.”
She continued, “But here he is, my Dad, scared and in pain sitting with the love of his life, our Grace, and what’s he doing???? Smiling. Cracking jokes. Making everyone else feel better.”
Pink added that post-surgery, just 10 hours later, her dad was “back to his old tricks.” “How amazing it is to watch you whistle through Hell,” she wrote.
Jim, a Vietnam War veteran, and Pink’s mom Judy divorced when she was 10, and he later married his second wife Grace. In June 2018, Pink shared a heartfelt tribute to her father: “He has been my person all of my life…. He has taken on the world for and with me, no questions asked,” she said. “He made me feel important. He made me think I was worth loving. He taught me how to do it all myself. And when no one else was there, he told me to love myself,” she added.
I thank my stars for this man, that he was strong enough not only to fight his own monsters but mine too, and now my kids.”