‘They turfed her out’: Pink refused entry into Sydney club

Pink had made a booking at the Manly Skiff Sailing Club.

Pink had made a booking at the Manly Skiff Sailing Club. Photo: TND/Getty

Singer Pink was reportedly refused entry into a harbourside Sydney hotspot because the famous superstar was unable to produce ID.

The globally celebrated musician had apparently made a booking – and paid a deposit – for a party of about eight at the Manly Skiff Sailing Club for Monday night.

But Pink, who is in Australia for her Summer Carnival Tour, was awkwardly turned away when she explained she was not carrying identification.

One local who witnessed the encounter, Manly Market manager Mark Eymes, said: “They just turfed her out.”

But he told the Manly Observer the rejected entertainer took it all in her stride.

“Not once did she throw her weight around. She was really pleasant despite being a little upset that she couldn’t come in,” he said.

“It was just such a shame and I felt a little embarrassed that a solution couldn’t be found.”

The Manly Skiff Club overlooks the water. Photo: Manly Skiff Club

Eymes said he first bumped into Pink as he was strolling along East Esplanade in Manly on Sydney’s North Shore.

“My cousin and I were walking on the Manly foreshore on the way to the Skiff, when I noticed a woman who stood out a bit,” he told the Observer.

“She was wearing a matching denim-printed jacket, shorts and hat and she looked familiar, even though I wouldn’t call myself a Pink fan.

“She was meandering along in a group of about eight, and she turned around and said, ‘I’m really sorry, we are walking a bit slowly, please go past’. The American accent was when I realised that she was Pink.”

Shortly after, when they were standing in the line at the Skiff, Eymes overheard the exchange between Pink and staff.

“I overheard her saying that she had a booking, but when they asked her to provide her ID, she said she didn’t have any on her,” he said.

“They said she couldn’t come in without it, even though she explained that she’d already secured her booking with a deposit.”

Pink has been performing in Australia on her Summer Carnival Tour. Photo: Getty

Eymes said he tried to help by notifying a couple of Skiff Club directors, who were enjoying a drink at the bar, and the floor manager.

“Next thing, I saw Pink and her group walking away. They just turfed her out,” he said.

Manly Skiff Club secretary manager Matt Hazell said in a statement to that the club “deeply regrets any inconvenience caused to Pink, her family and friends during her recent visit”.

“We sincerely apologise for the misunderstanding surrounding the ID requirement and will be using the incident to improve our processes in the future,” he said.

Pink is touring Australia with her Summer Carnival show. She next performs in Brisbane on Friday and Saturday, the Gold Coast on Tuesday and will then head to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

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