Pink overcomes flu, delivers emotional national anthem at Super Bowl

She spit out either a cough drop or gum before singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the start of the Super Bowl.

When Pink, the Super Bowl national anthem performer, learned that the Eagles would be playing in the big game this year, she couldn’t believe her good fortune. Then, the Philadelphia native had some bad luck.

On Saturday, she posted on Instagram that she was struggling with the flu. “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,” she wrote.

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