Pink sang the national anthem on Sunday prior to the Super Bowl. Her “Star-Spangled Banner” was stunning and unifying, but it was something that happened right before the song that sent Twitter into a frenzy.
At the last moment, Pink appeared to pull out a piece of gum prior to singing. How could this consummate professional forget to ditch her gum prior to such a giant, international stage?
When pink threw her gum out on the field pic.twitter.com/2PrdlQYevg— Hejl (@TheStag42) February 4, 2018
I loved Pink already and then she slipped her gum out right before singing the national anthem and I loved her even more— Carly Lane-Perry (@carlylane) February 4, 2018
But not so fast, Pink later said on social media. The pop star clarified that it was a lozenge. As Vulture reports, she was sick with the flu.
It was a throat lozenge— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
She also took some time to respond to the haters postgame.