Fiona Apple’s dog is dying. That’s super-sad, and we feel for her. Apple canceled the South American leg of her tour as a result, and she posted this handwritten letter on Facebook to her fans explaining why.
She was also kind enough to transcribe the letter into typed text.
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.