Fiona Apple has cancelled the next leg of her current tour. Why? She'll be staying at home to tend to her dying dog...
Fiona released a 4 page handwritten letter explaining the cancellation of her tour, here are some excerpts from that letter.
"It's 6pm on Friday, and I'm writing to a few thousand friends I have not met yet. I am writing to ask them to change our plans and meet a little while later."
"Here's the thing.
I have a dog Janet, and she's been ill for almost two years now, as a tumor has been idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly. She's almost 14 years old now. I got her when she was 4 months old. I was 21 then, an adult officially - and she was my child."
"She's my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is. I can't come to South America. Not now."
Excerpts: Hollywood Reporter