Singer Pink honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Recording artist Pink poses on her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at a ceremony in Hollywood, California.
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Pop singer Pink was honoured on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, telling fans gathered for the event that it was "surreal" to receive the award.

"I feel like I'm dreaming and if anyone pinches me, I'm gonna punch them in the left eyebrow," the Grammy-nominated singer said at the ceremony, surrounded by her husband and two children.

"I feel like a lot of people probably only thought I would make it to the walk of shame, but here I am," the 39-year-old singer-songwriter added.

Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, reflected on her beginnings in the music industry, paying tribute to her father who, she said, encouraged her to pursue her dreams.

"Today for me is a celebration of something that my dad taught me and that is -- to thine own self be true," she said.

"There is a power in believing in yourself, there is a power in not giving up on life and not giving up on yourself," she added.

Pink has received 20 Grammy nominations and three wins over her career. On Sunday, she will be vying for another Grammy for best pop vocal album for Beautiful Trauma.