Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Stay with Her Dog

After her recent run-in with the law, Fiona Apple continues to remain in the headlines — for less than stellar reasoning (to her fans, anyway) — as the New York artist has cancelled her tour to be with her ailing dog.

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 almost 14 years old now.I got her when she was 4 months old. I was 21 then ,an adult officially – and she was my child. She is a pitbull, and was found in Echo Park, with a rope around her neck, and bites all over her ears and face. She was the one the dogfighters use to puff up the confidence of the contenders. She’s almost 14 and I’ve never seen her start a fight ,or bite, or even growl, so I can understand why they chose her for that awful role. She’s a pacifist. Janet has been the most consistent relationship of my adult life, and that is just a fact.

If you have a pet, you can probably relate to Apple’s issue, as most people’s dogs or cats or whatever are almost like children to them. So get well, Janet. And get back to touring, Fiona.