Pink recounts emotional story of Robin Williams helping her overcome moment of sadness

Robin Williams and Pink.
Robin Williams and Pink. Photo credit: Getty.

Singer Pink has recounted the emotional - but also humourous - moment comedian Robin Williams helped her overcome losing a Grammy early in her career.

Speaking to Billboard, the hit singer described how difficult it was to lose her first solo nominations at the Grammy music awards. 

While she had already won an award as part of the Lady Marmalade group, she was nominated for two more at the 2003 ceremony for her album Missundaztood and song 'Get the Party Started'.

"I was with [her husband] Carey, and I was holding on to his arm so f***ing tight because I wanted it so bad," she told the media outlet.

But she ended up losing to Norah Jones, who swept the ceremony with her album Come Away With Me.

Pink said it was difficult, but she was helped by Williams who turned around from the seat in front of her and "launched into a 15-minute stand-up routine for me".

"He made fun of everybody that walked by. He was so compassionate and lovely to me that it ended up being one of my favourite moments of my career," Pink said.

"I was so glad I f***ing lost. My Grammy would be sitting down at my guesthouse collecting dust, but I have the memory of Robin Williams being an amazing person."

She would go to win two more Grammys with many more nominations.

Williams died in 2014 after committing suicide.


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