Pink Falls Off Horses, Avoids Rattlesnakes During ‘Trouble’-Filled Video Shoot

Singer's latest clip finds her liberating a punk Western town.

Pink’s worked so much with PETA lately that she’s extending the animal rights groups’ philosophies to her videos too.

The pop star liberates not just the townspeople of a fictional punk Western town, but the local livestock, too, in “Trouble,” the first video for her forthcoming album, Try This.

“[I'm] freeing the town drunk, freeing the whores, freeing the horses,” Pink said. “There are lots of metaphors involved.”

Pink shot the video for “Trouble” in early September on a ranch in Newhall, California, where the TV show “Little House on the Prairie” was once filmed. Instead of a quiet rural community, however, video director Sophie Muller transformed the area into a menacing Wild West town, replete with working-girl barmaids (played by the Pussycat Dolls) and an evil sheriff (Jeremy Renner from “S.W.A.T.”).

No one in the town was more dangerous, however, than Pink herself, both on- and off-camera.

“I got to work with stunt people,” she said, “and I’m throwing them off balconies. The lead stunt guy was like, ‘This is what we’re going to do,’ and I already box and kickbox, so he was like, ‘Don’t hit me for real!’ ”

Though Pink enjoyed doing her own stunts, riding into town on the horse and getting into bar fights — even fake ones — the shoot wasn’t without its difficulties, beginning with when she fell off her horse.

“I did everything, that’s why I got so hurt,” she said. “I twisted both my ankles, pulled a muscle in my thigh and had to ride a horse for six hours in fishnets in 110-degree weather in rattlesnake territory. It was two of the longest days of my life. But the guys were great. … It was fun.”

MTV’s “Making the Video: Pink” airs Monday (September 29) at 4:30 p.m. ET.