Pink took center field to kick off the NFL championship game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles

By Karen Mizoguchi
February 04, 2018 07:00 PM

Though she was under the weather, Pink delivered a stirring national anthem performance at Super Bowl LII.

On Sunday, the singer braved bitterly cold temperatures as she took center field to kick off (figuratively) the NFL championship game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

As the crowd inside Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium applauded for Pink for her rendition, many celebrities in attendance and watching from afar cheered the three-time Grammy winner on via social media.

Many praised Pink, who confirmed the NFL gig, in January, for her strength and resilience as dubbed her “the real MVP” ahead of the Super Bowl MVP announcement.

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Meanwhile, famous friends such as Ellen DeGeneres and Sheryl Crow lauded the “Whatever You Want” hitmaker’s performance.

“@Pink, you are amazing. Always,” the daytime TV host tweeted.

“@Pink just killed it!! Best I’ve ever heard,” said Crow.

Meanwhile, Pink’s husband Carey Hart shared videos and photos of his wife belting out the national anthem along with a sweet congratulatory message.

“I am beyond proud of this woman. The roller coaster that she went through this last week with getting sick and losing her voice would have broke any ordinary person,” Hart captioned a photo of Pink and their daughter Willow.

“She laced up her boots, got through a 90 minute set Friday night, and fucking killed the super bowl today. Oh and sang live by the way. She is the hardest working in show business and I couldn’t be more proud of her. You f—ing rule, baby,” he concluded.

Pink joins an impressive list of artists to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the famous football showdown in recent years, including Lady GagaAlicia KeysKelly ClarksonChristina AguileraCarrie Underwoodand Beyoncé.

Super Bowl LII is being played Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is airing live on NBC.

Justin Timberlake will star in the Super Bowl LII Pepsi Halftime Show.

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