Pink admits she was nearly KILLED by overdose of rave drugs in her teens: ‘I was out... done... too much’
While opening up about her “hardcore” party years, Pink has admitted she was almost killed by an overdose at a rave in her teens after she downed a cocktail of drugs weeks before she landed her first record deal.
Pink was almost killed by an overdose at a rave in her teens after she downed a cocktail of drugs – weeks before she landed her first record deal.
The Grammy-winner, 44, said the scare came in November 1995 when she binged on “ecstasy, angel dust, crystal, all kinds of things” at the Thanksgiving event, which she said came amid her “hardcore” party years when she had a chip on her shoulder growing up.
She told ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday about how the drugs hit her: “Then I was out. “Done. Too much.”
When the host asked Pink whether she “almost died” Pink – born Alecia Beth Moore – admitted: “Yeah.”
The performer also said in the interview she was “off the rails” at the time and had previously “dropped out of high school”.
Mum-of-two Pink added: “I was a punk. I had a mouth. I had a chip on my shoulder. Basically I grew up in a house where every day my parents were screaming at each other, throwing things. They hated each other.
“I got into drugs. I was selling drugs.”
Weeks after her overdose, Pink signed to LaFace Records while still in her teens with girl group Choice as “token white girls on a black label”.
The band was short-lived and by 2000 Pink had launched her solo career.
She first confessed she had suffered an overdose while speaking to Entertainment Weekly in 2012 but said at the time it “wasn’t to the point of going to the hospital”.
Pink added she had been on “all” the “club drugs” and was “a hardcore partyer” from the ages of 12 to 15.
A year before her overdose shock, her friend Sekou Harris suffered a fatal overdose, and was killed by heroin when they were both 14.
Pink said she “never took drugs again, ever” after her own near-death experience, adding: “That’s the thing with me. Once I make up my mind, I’m done.”
Pink also said she wielded a “metaphorical machete” with her as a child that made her a “really difficult kid”.
But she said her attitude turned her into a “survivor” and helped her to success in the music industry.
She said: “I never got a record deal because I was cute. I got a record deal because I was fiery, I had a lot to say and I had a voice.”