P!nk performs on stage at Principality Stadium on June 20, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: 32-year-old Denise Jones gave birth during a packed P!nk concert in Liverpool on Tuesday night (June 25), and named the baby Dolly Pink in honor of the “Beautiful Trauma” singer.
Thankfully, everyone is safe and healthy, thanks to paramedics John Matthews and Dani Berg, who were both on duty as crowd doctors at Anfield Stadium.
Jones reportedly went into labor right as the P!nk show kicked off with “Let’s Get The Party Started.” Jones was in the Main Stand when she went into labor, while the medics were on the opposite side of the stadium. They had to quickly figure out a path that would get them through the thousands of P!nk fans in time to save the day.
Dr. Matthews, a consultant at Whiston hospital’s emergency department told Liverpool Echo: “When we reached her, it was quite clear the patient was heavily pregnant and showing signs of being in labor. We took the decision to move her as quickly as possible to the First Aid Room underneath the Kop stand. We continued to assess her and established she was going to have to deliver the baby in the stadium as there was not enough time to get her to hospital.”
“It took less than five minutes,” he continued. “We didn’t have time to get concerned or worried, we just had to crack on and get on with it. There was no equipment in the first aid room, just a couple of beds. This doesn’t happen very often and I’d never delivered a baby in Anfield before. When things go well, it’s always a good feeling.”
Dr. Matthews added: “She did it all naturally, there was no time for pain relief.”
As for Jones, she joked that she was a bit upset about missing the concert. But she evened it out by naming her newborn after the singer.
“The plan was to call her Dolly Louise but since she was born in the concert we’ve changed it to Dolly Pink.”
See a tweet about the incredible moment here.