Ah, now the Cat Power European tour is off again, people. As previously reported, the singer, real name Chan Marshall, said last week that her planned Euro trek was possibly on hold because of financial and health concerns. Then the tour was back on, after a scaling down of tech and such like reduced the costs of the gigs.
But now Marshall has issued another statement via Instagram saying that, because of ongoing health problems, and concerns about the scaled back nature of the planned European shows, she is having to postpone her touring over here until next year.
She writes: “As many of my fans know, I’ve been suffering from angioedema. It can attack at random and is extremely frightening and dangerous when it hits my throat, windpipe, or tongue, and I’ve been hospitalised for it eight times since the first attack, 2 DAYS AFTER MY RECORD RELEASE. Since then, I worked very very hard with all the best allergists, cardiologists, neurologists, accupuncurists, homeopathists and renowned healers that I could find, Body Talk, Reiki, Yoga, etc. so that I COULD DO THIS AMERICAN TOUR”.
“I did my best and I want to do MORE AND BETTER. The American tour has been wonderful and amazing, and with me being unable to AFFORD to bring my show with full production to Europe financially, really dumped a huge amount of stress on me as I was fighting trying to get it in tour support. I have to postpone my European tour until early next year, so I can return home and re-engage myself back into my health regimen. I fucking love my fans. Everything I do regarding my career, I FIRST, think of my fans and this world we all share. But right now, I HAVE TO think of myself because I have to learn trough meditation and being clear from alcohol and cigarettes and red meat and lots of rest amongst my menagerie of doctors”.
“I have to think of MYSELF right now because I have to now LEARN to heal myself. Through that, I can learn to help others to heal themselves. I know my fans will understand and I thank them and love them much more than I believe they could ever know. I am here and do what I do, for them and because of them. You have kept me alive this long, I refuse to give up on you OR MYSELF. And that goes to all the journalists who write a true story as well. To you all in the struggle. May light be on your path at every step. XXx Love always”.
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