Pink pays emotional tribute to her dad on what would have been his birthday

Publish Date
Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 5:21PM

Less than two months after he passed away following a battle with prostate cancer, Pink has honoured her father Jim Moore on what would have been his 76th birthday.

The 42-year-old singer took to Instagram to share an image of the Vietnam war veteran's grave — still awaiting its gravestone and marked with an American flag — with a stack of chocolate doughnuts and a birthday candle on the grass.

Alongside the picture, the 'What About Us' hitmaker wrote a heartfelt message, expressing how she's "not ready" to accept that he's gone.

"Dad. I only knew you for 42 years this time. That's a long time. That's not that long," the Grammy Award winner began.

She continued: "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 said her father told her that "the world was full of animals that needed our help. Nature that needed to be revered. Silence that needed to be listened to" and that "no fight was too small, except the ones that chipped away at your soul."

The musician bravely admitted: "I don’t even know that I can handle the cold hard truth that I miss you yet.

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

Concluding the tribute, Pink wrote: "I don’t know where you are. And therefore I don’t know where I am either. Anyways happy birthday Daddy Sir. Gone but not forgotten.

"I won’t miss you yet. I’m not ready."

Jim is survived by his second wife, Grace Lilleg Moore, his children, Pink and Jason, as well as grandchildren including the star's daughter, Willow, 10, and son, Jameson, four.