“Hold on one second longer” Pink’s heartfelt message to followers

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In the wake of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s death, Pink has sent a message of solidarity to her followers, urging them not to give up when times are tough.

Content warning: This post discusses suicide

Close to home

A dad-of-six, Chester took his own life late last week, just two months after his friend, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, ended his life. Chester died on Chris’s birthday. Chris Cornell was a father-of-three and Chester was godfather to one of Chris’s sons.

These terrible events have obviously hit home for Pink. Not only were these guys her peers and admired by those who knew them, they were also much-loved partners – and parents to a bunch of great kids.

It’s testament to the fact that depression does not discriminate and no matter how much you love your family, if it goes untreated, it can have fatal consequences.

“You make a difference”

Pink is obviously aware of how triggering these deaths may be for those who have grown up with their music, especially if they were suffering from depression.

In an Instagram update, she addressed the feelings of isolation and overwhelm depression sparks, urging her followers to “hold on for one second longer” and know that things can turn around.

The sadness can totally get to you. Sometimes it feels like the only thing that’s real. But there’s a joke waiting right around that dark corner, a smile from a stranger, a beautiful flower blooming, an opportunity for you to make someone else’s day brighter, just because you understand. If you’re reading this, then you’re not alone in this big, scary, fucked up, beautiful world. I’m here doing it too. And I love you. You make a difference. You matter. Hold on one second longer. Tomorrow might be the best day of your life.

Music saved my life

Pink has spoken openly about a pretty rocky childhood, and at times lonely adolescence, and is obviously acutely aware of the toll mental health challenges can have. 

“I always felt like such an outcast but then I realize that we’re all a bunch of freaks, we all feel like a bunch of outcasts,” she told ABC .

Pink has previously admitted that “[music] saved my life” explaining she sees music as a way to connect humans to one another.

Following the deaths of these much-loved musicians, she’s perhaps seeking to remind her fans of how strong those connections can be.

“You make a difference. You matter. Hold on one second longer. Tomorrow might be the best day of your life.”

 

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If you or someone you care about is in crisis or needs support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636. In an emergency, call 000.

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