Joss Stone postpones gigs to be with sick dog
Singer Joss Stone has postponed shows on the Caribbean leg of her world tour to be with her sick dog.
Stone was due to play shows in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago but said she was rushing to be with her pet Missy.
She added she was hopeful she would be able to resume her Total World Tour in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 21.
In a statement on her Facebook page, she wrote: " I am very sad to announce that I have to postpone the show in Barbados and also Trinidad and Tobago. Hopefully I will be able to return in time for the gig in Venezuela if all is well.
"Last night my dog Missy got rushed to the vets with internal bleeding, I was told she could have only a few hours to live.
"Luckily she made it through the night and they are now working hard to find out what is wrong and save her. Missy is the closest thing I have to a child. I know to some that may sound ridiculous but for me it is everything.
"I have to go back and make sure she is ok before I can continue with the tour. I hope that those who have planned to attend the shows can understand. I will come back I promise, but right now Missy comes first.
"Please say a prayer for Missy. I don't know what I will do if she is not around. I can't bear the thought. Please say a prayer even if you don't believe in God, just put out some good energy for her."
Stone is due to play at the Roundhouse in London on May 15.
She has already made stops in countries including India, Nepal, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica in 2016.