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Amanda Palmer cancels tour to be by sick friend’s side

It’d be difficult for even the most vitriolic Amanda Palmer hater to fault the controversial, publicity-seeking — oh, and talented, too — artist for canceling her touring schedule for the forseeable future.

Her best friend is struggling with cancer. “He has cancer. Leukemia. A bad kind,” as she put it in her blog.

So she’s going to stay home with him until the situation is resolved.

While that may seem to be coded language to suggest she’ll be there at his side until he dies, she doesn’t seem to look at it in such a fatalistic way.

“We don’t know what the outcome will be,” she says.

Good for her.

Amanda’s move is similar, in terms of its personality-revealing quality, to Fiona Apple‘s recent decision to leave the tour circuit to be with her dying dog.

Read the full text of Amanda’s announcement after the jump,

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