In some mythical world where any musician whose name you see on music sites is sitting on a gold throne lighting Cubans with $100 bills, Cat Power should not be dealing with bankruptcy issues. Her ninth album, Sun, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 10, her first Top Ten album ever, while the singer is wrapping up a successful North American tour before heading to Europe.
But as that New York cover story proved, ubiquity and wealth don't always follow the same trajectory. The singer posted a message to her Instagram last night saying she may have to cancel her upcoming European tour due to bankruptcy issues stemming from the singer's fight with skin disease angioedema.
Cat Power posted the following: "I MAY HAVE TO CANCEL MY EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO BANKRUPTCY & MY HEALTH STRUGGLE WITH ANGIOEDEMA. I HAVE NOT THROWN IN ANY TOWEL, I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT BEST I CAN DO. HEART BROKEN. WORKED SO HARD. GOT SICK DAY AFTER "SUN" CAME OUT & BEEN STRUGGLING TO KEEP ALL POINTS OF ME IN EQUILIBRIUM : MIND, SPIRIT, BODY HEALTHY CENTERED & GROUNDED. I AM DOING THE BEST I CAN. I FUCKING LOVE THIS PLANET. I REFUSE TO GIVE UP. THOUGH I MAY NEED TO RESTRATAGIZE FOR MY SECURITY & HEALTH."
Should it proceed, Cat Power's European tour is scheduled to begin Nov. 26 in Amsterdam.