Pink is opening up about her near death experience after nearly dying from a drug overdose in 1995.
During an interview with Cecilia Vega for 60 Minutes, Pink, 44, recalled the events of her childhood that led to her overdose, which was just weeks before she signed her first record deal.
“I was a punk. I had a mouth. I had a chip on my shoulder,” she said. “Basically I grew up in a house where every day my parents were screaming at each other, throwing things. They hated each other.
“I got into drugs. I was selling drugs,” she continued, noting that it led to her being kicked out of the house and dropping out of high school.
Pink admitted that she was “off the rails” before her overdose happened during a Thanksgiving rave in 1995.
“I was at a rave and I overdosed,” she said. “I was on ecstasy, angel dust, crystal, all kinds of things. Then I was out. Done. Too much.”
Vega then asked if she “almost died” and the Grammy winner confirmed, “Yeah.”
Pink explained that her near-death experience was a turning point for her. She stopped using “hard drugs” and just weeks later she got her first record deal with her R&B girl group Choice.
The “Just Give Me a Reason” singer has been vocal over the years about her past drug abuse.
Back in 2012, she told Shape Magazine that she wasn’t hospitalized from her overdose, but it was the wake-up call she needed to turn her life around.
“I remember getting up off the floor in the morning – and that was the last time I ever touched a drug again,” she said at the time.
“It was also the day a DJ offered to let me sing on hip-hop night. His only caveat was that I couldn’t do drugs, so I didn’t,” Pink added. “That’s the thing with me – once I make up my mind, I’m done.”
Since then, Pink has gone on to become one of the highest grossing tour artists to date. The singer has numerous songs speaking about the drug addictions and other hardships faced in her life. As of late, Pink has looked back at some of her recent discography calling the Spongebob Squarepants track one of the biggest ‘regrets’ she has ever released.