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Fiona Apple cancels tour dates to spend time with ill dog

Fiona Apple

South American fans will have to wait a little longer to see Fiona Apple live as the NYC singer has revealed she will be postponing all of her upcoming shows in order to spend time with her dying dog. The news came today via a lengthy and heartfelt letter posted to Facebook where Apple talks about finding the abused dog, named Janet, in Los Angeles's Echo Park, how the dog's a pacifist and the tumor growing in her chest. Find the full handwritten and printed versions of the letter over at Facebook. Read an excerpt below.

Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to pick which socks to wear to bed. But this decision is instant. These are the choices we make, which define us. I will not be the woman who puts her career ahead of love and friendship. I am the woman who stays home and bakes Tilapia for my dearest, oldest friend.

And helps her be comfortable, and comforted, and safe, and important. Many of us these days, we dread the death of a loved one. It is the ugly truth of Life, that keeps us feeling terrified and alone. I wish we could also appreciate the time that lies right beside the end of time.