Despite battling the flu, sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles faced off in at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this evening — and she KILLED it!
This marks the first Super Bowl appearance for the three-time grammy winner.
The day before her big performance, P!nk posted a photo from rehearsals along with the news that she was "trying to practice the flu away" after catching it from her kids.
"I've been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song," P!nk wrote on Instagram before her Super Bowl performance. "And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can't write this stuff I swear! And here we are. I've arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare. I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do. As far as the gremlins that got me into this mess, you can cough at me for the rest of your lives. If it's a contest, babies, you win."
It looks like her daughter Willow Sage Hart was feeling better by the big game too since she posed with her on the field before singing.
The performance was even more special for the "" singer since it was in front of her favorite football team‚ the Philadelphia Eagles. After the Eagles won the NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings in January, the singer pretty much lost it on Twitter:
P!nk was accompanied by Alexandria Wailes, who performed the national anthem in American Sign Language, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf.
The national anthem at the Super Bowl has been performed by other artists including Luke Bryan, , and Idina Menzel in previous years.
P!nk won't have too much time to rest after the Super Bowl. Her 2018 "Beautiful Trauma" world tour kicks off on March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona.