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Pink’s Battle With The Bottle

Posted on: October 20, 2008

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Pink at the ARIA Awards in Sydney

Rock star singer Pink (real name Alicia Moore) has had her series of ups and downs.  Earlier this year Pink separated from her husband Carey Hart after 3 years of marriage and now she’s talking about her battle with the bottle.

“A few months ago, I went to see a specialist because I thought I was an alcoholic. I have a problem with my vices. I’ve kicked the drugs, but every now and then I have to go out and get completely wasted on alcohol. For me it’s about losing control. I’m such a control freak it’s very hard for me to lose my inhibitions without something chemical inside me. How do you really have fun if there isn’t a little drink in you? I don’t actually know.”

Pink continued to say that she got some help and now she’s not so sure if she has a problem with drinking or not.

“I checked into Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, in the summer and I went to see a therapist, telling him I was an alcoholic. He asked me when I’d had my last drink and I couldn’t remember – it had been a few weeks previously. I then read the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) manual cover to cover and we talked. I realised I wasn’t an alcoholic, just someone who likes to get drunk every now and again. I’m trying to work out if that’s a bad thing.”

There aren’t a lot of pictures with Pink getting drunk in public.  Perhaps that’s because she doesn’t have a huge paparazzi crowd waiting for her all the time.  What do you think?

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