By Carrie Battan on November 20, 2012 at 01:00 p.m.
Fiona Apple has posted a very long, heart-wrenching, hand-written letter to her Facebook page announcing that she won't be able to play some of her forthcoming shows. Here's why:
"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 my best friend and my mother and my daughter, and my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is... I can't come to South America. Not now. When I got back from the last leg of the US tour, there was a big,big difference. She doesn't even want to go for walks anymore... So I am staying home, and I am listening to her snore and wheeze, and reveling in the swampiest, most awful breath that ever emanated from an angel.
And I am asking for your blessing.
I'll be seeing you.
Read the entire beautiful, brutal, classically Fiona Apple letter here. Stay tuned for updates on which exact dates she's cancelling and whether or not she'll reschedule.
Fiona and Janet