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Poorly Pink pulls out of presidential show

Singer Pink has pulled out of a performance at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama after her recent hospitalisation.

The So What hitmaker was due to sing at a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) fundraiser gala for the incumbent head of state in Los Angeles on Wednesday (06Jun12) but she has cancelled, citing ill health.

Pink took to her Twitter.com page on Monday (04Jun12) to break the news and confirm Glee star Darren Criss as her replacement at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel gig.

She writes, "I'm so bummed I can't perform for The President of the United States this Wed (sic) night. Thanx (sic) Darren Criss for filling in for me!!

"Bad timing. Now I've let down my daughter and the President. Wow. Great week. However, Willow just got a Gucci dress and a custom rocking chair for her birthday, plus some Toms (shoes), so it ain't all bad. Lucky little girl... I think I got a bag of Cheetos and a teddy bear for my 1st birthday."

On Saturday (02Jun12), the pop star was forced to celebrate her daughter Willow's first birthday in hospital.