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Published on Nov 21, 2012
 

Singer Fiona Apple cancels tour dates to be with ailing dog

 
 

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Grammy award-winning singer Fiona Apple said in a handwritten letter posted on her website on Tuesday that she has cancelled upcoming tour dates in North and South America to be with her ailing dog.

Apple, who vowed to make up the concerts, called off three shows in Brazil between Nov 27 and 30, a Buenos Aires festival appearance on Dec 1 to 2 and a Dec 9 performance in Mexico City, according to her record label, Epic.

The Criminal singer and pianist said her 13-year-old pit bull Janet has been suffering from a tumor in her chest among other ailments and appears to be dying.

"She's my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor and she's the one who taught me what love is," Apple wrote in the four-page letter she penned last week but did not release until Tuesday. "I can't come to South America. Not now."