Pink reveals she has had ‘several miscarriages’

Pink draws from personal experience and decades-old trauma for her new album, Hurts 2B Human. Specifically, she sings about the first of several miscarriages in her new ballad “Happy,” which starts, “Since I was 17, I’ve always hated my body / And it feels like my body’s hated me.”

“The reason I said [those lyrics] is because I’ve always had this very tomboy, very strong gymnast body, but actually at 17 I had a miscarriage,” Pink, now 39, told USA Today. “And I was going to have that child. But when that happens to a woman or a young girl, you feel like your body hates you and like your body is broken, and it’s not doing what it’s supposed to do.”

She added: “I’ve had several miscarriages since, so I think it’s important to talk about what you’re ashamed of, who you really are and the painful (expletive). I’ve always written that way.”

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51st Country Music Association Awards ? Arrivals - Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., 08/11/2017 - Singer Pink and her daughter Willow. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: P!nk and Willow Sage Hart attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Willow Sage Hart (L) and singer-songwriter Pink attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink and Willow Sage Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink and Willow Sage Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Singer Pink and daughter Willow Sage Hart arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink, Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink and daughter Willow Sage Hart arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Pink, Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Pink, Carey Hart and daughter Willow Hart are seen on July 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: (L-R) Carey Hart, P!nk and Willow Sage Hart arrive in London ahead of headlining V Festival at Hyde Park on August 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Singer Pink and daughter Willow arrive at the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Motorcycle Racer Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart and singer-songwriter Pink attend the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images).
Singer-songwriter Pink attends the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' with her husband Carey Hart (L) and daughter Willow Sage Hart, May 23, 2106 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Pink and their daughter Willow are seen on April 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Pink (aka Alecia Moore) and her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, as seen on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Pink and Willow Sage Hart leave the Restaurant Sarabeth's in Tribeca on September 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo By Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 12: Pink and Baby Willow Sage Hart Seen Leaving Harrods on September 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Moss/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 09: Singer Pink, her husband Carey Hart and their baby Willow Sage Hart are seen in the 'Jardins du Luxembourg' on September 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Alecia Beth Moore (Pink), Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart attend the 'Happy Feet Two' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 06: Pink Willow Sage Hart sighting on October 06, 2011 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
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When she was 22, around the time she released her hit 2001 album Missundaztood, Pink sought out a therapist, whom she has been seeing ever since. “I believe in self-confrontation and just getting things out,” Pink explained. “What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful, it gives you something to work with.”

She continued: “I think the reason I can go to such uncomfortable places and be so honest is because I have a really healthy sense of humor. I’m extremely self-deprecating, and when (expletive) goes bad — which in any life is inevitable — you’ve just got to find the funny. It’s because I can laugh that I can cry so hard.”

Pink has been married to former motocross competitor Carey Hart since 2006, though they were separated from 2008 to 2010. She and the 43-year-old have two children together: daughter Willow, 7, and son Jameson, 2.

Hurts 2B Human is out now.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart and Pink attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Carey Hart, Pink and Willow Sage Hart attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Pink, Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Carey Hart (back), Willow Sage Hart, and Pink attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Pink, Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Singer Pink arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards 2017, In Inglewood, California, on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOMMASO BODDI (Photo credit should read TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)
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