Pink has been suffering from an "upper respiratory infection", but was forced to "clear up" a misunderstanding when paparazzi and fans accused her of cancelling the show in order to spend a day at the beach.

"I've already been sick twice on this Australian tour," the 38-year-old singer wrote on Instagram, the Daily Mail reports.

I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life. This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children. I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well)on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine. You can think whatever you want, it’s your right, but I have never taken advantage of any one in my entire life. I have never fucked off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play. I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest. The snark in this is unbelievable and makes me long for a nicer world. I’m doing the absolute best I can, and you can believe it or not. What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move. I will see everyone tomorrow whether I’m better or not, and the postponed show will be rescheduled. As I said, I’m sorry to the real fans who this situation has affected. Onwards and upwards.

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"What these parasite paparazzi don't show you is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick's, nose spray, throat spray, NyQuil, and a screaming baby in the middle of the night."

Pink continued: "You can think whatever you want, it's your right, but I have never taken advantage of anyone in my entire life. I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling."

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The Pennsylvania native's friend and fellow musician Justin Timberlake showed his support on social media for the working mum.

"I'm here to tell you that you won't find a harder working, more authentically talented, and more thankful for her place on that stage and her fans than this woman," he said.

"HATS OFF to you my friend. I don't know how moms/artists like you exist. Wishing you full health and speedy recovery."

Pink returned the flattery in her own Instagram comment.

"Thanks, friend. I've always respected your work ethic and talent and feel like I have learned from the best. Thanks for the vote of confidence," she said.

The So What singer has been on the mend for several days in Byron Bay—a New South Wales' coastal town—with her family.

Pink shares daughter Willow, seven, and son Jameson, one, with husband Carey Hart, 43.
And according to her post, the break in Byron has been on the books for over a year.

"I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life," she wrote.

"This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children."

The pop star has been in Australia for four weeks and has already performed 18 sold-out concerts as part of her Beautiful Trauma world tour.

All remaining tour dates - including her New Zealand shows - will not be affected by her recent illness.