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Pink Says Robin Williams Improvised Stand Up For Her When She Lost At The Grammys

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Pink Says Robin Williams Improvised Stand Up For Her When She Lost At The Grammys

In 2003, Pink was up for two awards at the Grammys - Best Pop Vocal Album for Missundaztood and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for 'Get the Party Started'.

Pink has revealed that Robin Williams stood up for her after she found out she hadn't won a Grammy in 2003. Credit: PA
Pink has revealed that Robin Williams stood up for her after she found out she hadn't won a Grammy in 2003. Credit: PA

She'd won the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals award the previous year for 'Lady Marmalade' - however, this was the first time she had received solo nominations.

As such, it's no surprise she was devastated when Norah Jones came along and scooped both awards - as well as four others. Luckily for Pink - or Alecia Beth Moore, as no one calls her - Robin Williams was on hand to 'launch into a 15-minute stand up routine' for her.

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Looking back on the touching moment, the 40-year-old said she was glad she didn't win the awards.

Speaking to Billboard, she said: "I was with Carey [her husband], and I was holding on to his arm so f***ing tight because I wanted it so bad."

Once the winners were announced, Pink broke down and that was when the late Williams stepped in with an improvised performance for the emotional singer.

Pink said: "He made fun of everybody that walked by. He was so compassionate and lovely to me that it ended up being one of my favourite moments of my career.

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"I was so glad I f***ing lost. My Grammy would be sitting down at my guesthouse collecting dust, but I have the memory of Robin Williams being an amazing person."

Pink described Williams as 'an amazing person'. Credit: PA
Pink described Williams as 'an amazing person'. Credit: PA

You'd have to agree that anecdote sounds more valuable than the awards. Plus, she went on to win two more Grammys anyway, so the dust in her guesthouse is getting collected just fine too.

Williams tragically took his own life in 2014 following a long battle with depression.

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Earlier this year, Williams' eldest son Zak paid tribute to his dad by naming his first son after the late actor and stand-up.

The 36-year-old named his son McLaurin Clement Williams, giving his son his dad's middle name, according to People.

'U OK M8?' is an initiative by LADbible in partnership with a range of mental health charities which features a series of films and stories to raise awareness of mental health.

Explore more here and don't suffer in silence. Reach out. It's the brave thing to do.

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Topics: Grammys, Celebrity, Music, Inspirational, Pink, Robin Williams

Jake Massey
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