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Pink nearly lost her life to drug overdose at 16, weeks before her first record deal

Pink brushes with death from drug overdose as teenager just before music stardom

October 24, 2023
Pink nearly lost her life to drug overdose at 16,
Pink nearly lost her life to drug overdose at 16, 

Pink, the renowned artist who's been captivating audiences on her Summer Carnival tour, has shared a harrowing chapter from her past. 

The 44-year-old singer, who recently had to cancel some tour dates due to health concerns, opened up about a near-death experience that almost claimed her life during her younger years.

Pink's astonishing admission places this life-altering moment in an unusual context – it occurred just weeks before she was about to sign her very first record deal.

Recounting the incident, she disclosed, "Thanksgiving 1995, I was at a rave, and I overdosed." 

The singer continued, describing the substances involved, "I was on ecstasy, angel dust, crystal, all kinds of things, and then I was out, done, too much."

During an interview, Pink delved further into the details of her near-death experience, sitting comfortably at her kitchen table, exuding her trademark confidence and style. 

The Grammy-winning artist, known legally as Alecia Moore, revisited a dark chapter in her life when she was just 16 years old. 

She recounted, "I got into drugs, I was selling drugs, and then I was kicked out of the house. I dropped out of high school. I was off the rails."

Following her life-altering close call with a drug overdose, Pink made a remarkable transformation. 

She revealed that she immediately stopped using drugs, marking a pivotal turning point in her life. 

Only weeks after this brush with death, the "Family Portrait" singer signed her first record deal with LaFace Records, becoming part of a girl group she described as the "token white girls on a Black label."