Fiona Apple Postpones Tour to Care for Dying Pet

Posted Tuesday November 20, 2012 7:56 PM GMT

Putting (wo)man's best friend ahead of her career, Fiona Apple has postponed the South American leg of her tour to be with her dog during her last days.

With a heartfelt four-page handwritten letter posted to her Facebook page, the 35-year-old singer shared the struggles of her 14-year-old pit bull, Janet.

Calling the rescued pooch, "my best friend and my mother and my daughter, my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is," Fiona later pleaded, "I can't come to South America. Not now. I am asking for your blessing."

Making it clear where her priorities are, the "Criminal" crooner states, "I will not be the woman who puts her career ahead of love and friendship."

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