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Flu-stricken Pink practices national anthem for Super Bowl

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Karen Butler
Super Bowl performer Pink has the flu but still plans to sing at Sunday's big game. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Super Bowl performer Pink has the flu but still plans to sing at Sunday's big game. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Pop star Pink said Saturday on Facebook she has the flu, but still intends to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Sunday's Super Bowl, where the Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots.

"Trying to practice the flu away," she captioned a photo of her singing with a scarf wrapped around her neck on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

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"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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