Pink performed with her daughter before receiving prestigious icon award

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25 May 2021, 15:59

If you've ever seen Pink perform live, you'll know that she spends more time flying around up in the air than she does standing on solid ground to sing.

It should come as no surprise then that she performed an aerial routine at the Billboard Music Awards. She was joined by her daughter Willow, who appears to be following in her adrenaline-junkie mum's fearless footsteps.

She performed with the nine-year-old for their duet, Cover Me In Sunshine.

They performed a series of acrobatic moves suspended by silks.

After her performance, it was time to celebrate as Pink was presented with the Icon icon award by none other than Jon Bon Jovi.

In a moment that many will relate to, Pink jokingly admitted she was heartbroken when she was little when Bon Jovi got married to his wife Dorothea Hurley in 1989.  

"I think you might already know this, but I did not come out of my room for a week when you married Dorothea,"she explained.

"I was eight. I ripped your poster off the wall. I replaced you with Sebastian Bach. And I’m glad you found lasting love, Jon, but you broke my heart."

She joked:  "I take it as an apology."

Pink is the 10th person in history to receive the prestigious award.

She follows Cher, Celine Dion, Prince and Stevie Wonder and more. 

In her speech she said: ‘I love what I do and I love the people I get to do it with. And we’re pretty good at what we do.

‘But it wouldn’t matter if no one came to see us and play with us, so all you guys out there and around the world, thank you for coming out.’ She went on: ‘Thank you for letting us all heal together. I cannot wait until we can do it again, until we can just sweat all over each other. And this is just an incredible honour. ‘Dream big, because what if it comes true?