PINK began her gig with the song ‘Get the Party Started’ - and those words were apparently taken all too literally by one concert-goer as she dramatically went into labour as the American pop-star was just getting underway on Tuesday night.
Denise Jones, 32, was three weeks away from her due date, but said she knew the baby was coming as soon as the music started, and by then it was too late for her to think about leaving.
Quick-thinking relatives who were with her rushed to grab nearby medics, who helped to deliver the baby - her fourth child - in around 15 minutes. She was named Dolly Pink, in honour of the remarkable circumstances of her birth.
Mrs Jones’ niece Chloe Dryhurst said that mother and baby were “doing amazingly” following the gig, however Denise herself admitted that she’s disappointed she missed her idol on stage.
Well it’s not your average night away from A&E, but we could not be prouder of our amazing A&E drs who delivered a beautiful baby @Pink concert last night! 😍 Congratulations to all, especially mum & baby Dolly Pink 💖 https://t.co/kqlyNE5XH6
— StHelens&WhistonHosp (@sthknhs) June 26, 2019
“I’m still massively in shock, just a bit gutted I missed the concert,” the mother-of-four told the Liverpool Echo.
“But I couldn’t be any happier right now.”
The concert took place at Liverpool FC’s stadium, Anfield, and Denise’s family, who are die-hard Reds fans say they’re thrilled that her daughter was born on the pitch.
Ms Dryhurst mentioned that her aunt had been feeling some “pressure pains” during the week but hadn’t thought much of it.
Wow. @DrJohnMat8 and I just delivered a healthy baby girl at Anfield at the Pink gig. Thank you for your help @NWAmb_PaulT @NwambG @NWAmbulance Amazing! #notjustagp #pinkforagirl #Anfield @LFC @Pink
— Dani (@danithedoc) June 25, 2019
“Before she was going she was fine, she got dressed all nice, everything was fine,” she said.
“But she said once she was in there and the music started that’s when she knew and it was too late then.”
A fantastic story. And I bet she didn’t even have to pay for her daughter’s admission either!
So there you have it folks. If you’re looking to induce labour, should you have sex? Should you go for a walk? Should you eat spicy foods? Nah, a pop-concert ought to do the trick!