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Pink Delivers The Perfect Response To Critic Who Bashed Her National Anthem Performance

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In the days leading up to the Super Bowl 52, pop star Pink, who was scheduled to perform the national anthem at the event, shared an Instagram post in which she came clean about battling the flu.

The mother-of-two revealed that she had contracted the virus from her children, and that she was bummed because she had "been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song."

She continued, "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!?!?!"

Trying to practice the flu away. I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. 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. #spreadthelove #spreadthegerms #pleasegivememyvoiceback #ificansingimgonnakillit

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The "Perfect" singer then promised to "do my best, as I always do," and she's definitely a woman of her word. On Sunday, Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, stood on a football shaped podium at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota and delivered a fantastic performance of the patriotic song. Had she not disclosed that she was suffering from the flu, we wouldn't have guessed.

People, including celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, immediately took to social media to weigh in on the singer's version of the "Star Spangled Banner."

"@Pink, you are amazing. Always," tweeted DeGeneres.

Sheryl Crow called the performance "best I've ever heard!" while singer Josh Groban quipped that "Pink singing that well with the flu is goals..."

However, there was one person who wasn't impressed with Pink's performance, and they were very vocal about their dissatisfaction. But Pink wasn't about to let them get away with bashing her rendition of the anthem.

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