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"I can't feel this yet": Pink's emotional tribute to late father

"I can't feel this yet": Pink's emotional tribute to late father

Pink has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late father, Jim Moore, on what would have been his 76th birthday.

The singer shared a photo of her father’s grave on social media, along with a message for him.

In the photo, the singer placed a stack of doughnuts in front of a temporary plaque and a small American flag, with a single candle on top of the stack.

Pink’s poetic message touched on the changing nature of the relationship she had with her dad, as well as the grief she feels.

“Dad. I only knew you for 42 years this time,” she began the caption.

“That’s a long time / That’s not that long / When I reach into my memories of us to try to understand our relationship I remember our fights first. Screaming. Crying. Misunderstanding.”

“And then like a parallel universe simultaneously I remember the way you would pat my hand and say ‘aww’ to remind me to be gentler, to remind me that I was nicer than that thing I said.”

She continued to describe the conflicting nature of their relationship, writing, “How you would tell me that the world was out to get me, but that the world was full of animals that needed our help.

“Nature that needed to be revered. Silence that needed to be listened to. You taught me that no fight was too small, except the ones that chipped away at your soul.”

The singer shared how she was continuing to process her father’s death.

“I don’t even know that I can handle the cold hard truth that I miss you yet,” she wrote.

“I wanna act like this is one of those times that I’m busy and not calling. I can’t feel this yet.”

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Pink posted the tribute on Friday, October 15, and noted that she was “ashamed to say” that she wasn’t sure that she “remembered to send a card”.

“You and  i’s hearts have always been a bit broken,” she continued.

“And you’re the only one that understood that without having to talk about it.

“I don’t know where you are. And therefore I don’t know where I am either. Anyways Happy birthday Daddy Sir.”

She concluded the tribute with a poignant message, writing, “Gone but not forgotten. I won’t miss you yet. I’m not ready.”

The photo and tribute come two months after her father passed away following a battle with prostate cancer.

Pink shared the devastating news in August, around the time of his reported death, and paid tribute with two black-and-white photos and the caption, “Til forever”.

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The day before, Pink shared another photo of the pair from their performance of “I Have Seen the Rain” in New York City in 2006.

Pink first shared that her father was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer in July last year, with a photo showing Jim smiling in a hospital bed before surgery.

“This is my dear Dad this morning heading for surgery,” she wrote.

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“He just finished his second round of chemo for prostate cancer, fell off a ladder and fractured his back, lost function in his legs until my battered and bruised husband shared his brilliant doctor.”

“But here he is, my Dad, scared and in pain sitting with the love of his life, our Grace, and what’s he doing??? Smiling. Cracking jokes. Making everyone else feel better.”

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