P!nk Recounts Near Death Drug Overdose

24 October 2023 | 2:39 pm | Mary Varvaris

The global pop superstar discussed the last time she ever took drugs.


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One of the world’s biggest pop stars, P!nk, revealed that before signing her first record deal with LaFace Records in 1995, she suffered a drug overdose and almost died.

In a new episode of 60 Minutes (US), the What About Us singer told the host that at the time, she was using “ecstasy, angel dust, crystal, all kinds of things”. She took too many drugs at a Thanksgiving party, after which she declared, “Then I was out. Done. Too much.”

The host asked if she “almost died”, to which P!nk candidly answered, “Yeah”. Telling 60 Minutes that her parents were fighting a lot during her teenage years, the singer explained that she was “off the rails” and “got into drugs”, including selling drugs.

She previously addressed the overdose in a 2012 interview with Entertainment Weekly, telling the publication that she “overdosed in '95”, “And then I never took drugs again, ever.”

You can watch P!nk’s appearance on 60 Minutes below.

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In February and March 2023, P!nk will tour Australia as part of her Summer Carnival tour itinerary, performing a whopping 17 shows down under – including the most recent addition of a Townsville show. Eight of the 17 concerts are currently sold out. Special guest Tones And I will join P!nk on all Aussie shows.

You can check out all the tour dates below.



Allianz Stadium, Sydney – Friday, February 9 (SOLD OUT)
Allianz Stadium, Sydney – Saturday, February 10 (SOLD OUT)
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle – Tuesday, February 13 (SOLD OUT)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – Friday, February 16 (SOLD OUT)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – Saturday, February 17 (SOLD OUT)
Heritage Bank Stadium, Gold Coast – Tuesday, February 20
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne – Friday, February 23 (SOLD OUT)
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne – Saturday, February 24 (SOLD OUT)
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide – Tuesday, February 27
Optus Stadium, Perth – Friday, March 1
Optus Stadium, Perth – Saturday, March 2
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne – Tuesday, March 12
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne – Wednesday, March 13
Accor Stadium, Sydney – Saturday, March 16
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – Tuesday, March 19
Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville – Friday, March 22
Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville – Saturday, March 23 (SOLD OUT)