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Pink’s number 1 fan is fighting to stop haters picking on the ailing singer

As she comes under fire for cancelling shows, this Aussie mum says the singer needs our support.

She was crowned Australia's biggest Pink fan in a Today competition that saw her whisked off to the Staples Centre in LA last year to watch her idol perform.

And last week, Manda Dyer drove three hours from her home in Jervis Bay, NSW, to Sydney, once more on a mission to catch Pink in action.But when the pop star was forced to cancel due to illness, Manda, 41, who'd already waited in line for four hours to secure her spot close 
to the stage, was far from angry.

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Manda, 41, was crowned Pink's biggest fan last year.
Manda, 41, was crowned Pink's biggest fan last year.

"She's human and she gets sick like the rest of us," Manda tells Woman's Day.

"She's a mum and a wife first, and a performer second. Your health is always the most important thing."

Manda's concern for her pop idol hasn't been echoed by all Aussie fans, many of whom lashed out on social media after Pink, 38, was forced to cancel a number of shows on her Beautiful Trauma world tour.

It comes after the mum-of-two was admitted to St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney on August 5 suffering severe dehydration. She was later discharged but returned the following day and was diagnosed with a gastric virus.

"Real Pink fans understand. If she were 100 per cent, she would have gone on the stage."
"Real Pink fans understand. If she were 100 per cent, she would have gone on the stage."

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Manda, who was attending the concert with her husband Graham, 44, and daughters Harmony, 14, and 10-year-old Taryn, also has tickets to see Pink in Sydney on August 25, and she's even flying to New Zealand to see her shows later this month, too.

But regardless of whether or not they get 
to see Pink rock out again, Manda says fans should be more supportive.

"They're obviously not real Pink fans," she says, adding those who think the singer has let them down need to step back and think about what really matters.

"Real Pink fans understand. If she were 100 per cent, she would have gone on the stage.

"She loves Australia and Australians," Manda adds of her idol. "I hope this doesn't change her opinion of us."

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