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3:59 pm - 11/20/2012

Fiona Apple Writes an Open Letter Canceling Tour Dates, Asks for Blessings for Her Dying Dog Janet

"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."
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.

Love,
Fiona

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



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disclosure 20th-Nov-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate it, although it seems you are in the minority on this lol.
jumpers 20th-Nov-2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely an animal person, but I'm sure there are lots of other artists that would continue with their tours even if their pet was ill, so it's a bit much that people are getting ridiculous with you. I'm glad I saw her on her last US date, though I definitely remembered she cancelled a show when I was like, 14 and I was really upset!
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