A new mother recently expressed her gratitude to Pink, as attending the singer’s concert marked the beginning of her delivery journey. The incident occurred on 31 July at Fenway Park in Boston during Pink’s Summer Carnival Tour. Angela Mercer, who was 31 weeks pregnant at the time, had travelled from Albany, New York, to Massachusetts with her sister-in-law and mother to see the concert. However, upon arrival at the stadium, Mercer began experiencing severe contractions and called her doctor, who advised her to go to the hospital. Due to the concert crowds and traffic, getting to the hospital proved challenging for Mercer and her family. Eventually, they decided to walk to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s NICU, which was one mile away, where Mercer later gave birth to her son, whom she named Aycen Hart after Pink.
In an interview with CBS Boston, Mercer expressed her gratitude to the staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for their knowledgeable and empathetic care. Aycen is currently being cared for at the NICU in Albany, although there are no major concerns about his health. Mercer hopes to “reschedule” her concert experience for Pink’s next round of shows. The hospital referred to Aycen as “Pink’s newest and youngest fan.”
While the family didn’t get to enjoy the concert, they consider Aycen to be the greatest gift of all. Pink’s summer tour began on 7 June and is scheduled to run until 19 November. The 43-year-old artist is accompanied by her two children, Willow, 12, and Jameson, 6. Pink revealed in an interview with Today that she pays Willow a salary for her backstage tasks during the shows. The amount varies depending on the length of the concert, with Willow suggesting $20 to make the math easier. Pink jokingly responded by urging her to ask for $25 instead to improve her negotiation skills. Willow also made her on-stage debut during the opening night of the tour when she performed “Cover Me In Sunshine” with her mother.