Amanda Palmer has cancelled her Australian tour to be with a friend, Anthony Martignetti, while he undergoes cancer treatment.
In a long blog post explaining her decision, Palmer wrote: “This is really, really hard for me to tell you. I feel like I’m letting a lot of people down. If you know me, you’ll know that in thirteen years of touring, I’ve almost never canceled a single engagement. It’s not my style. I take my professional commitments really seriously. Even if I’m sick, I play. But I also take my friendships really seriously. This situation calls for no other solution. My best friend is really sick and his future is uncertain. So I am going to stay with him while he goes through this”.
She continued: “I know it’s going to affect so many people – my band, my crew, all of you, especially those of you who have already made travel plans, booked hotels, bought plane tickets. All I can do is ask for your forgiveness and understanding… and ask you to wait. I will come”.