Ke$ha kicks off a U.S. tour on April 1 in Pennsylvania.
But the artist has been forced to cancel the subsequent Japanese leg of these concerts due to the natural disaster in the region that has claimed so many homes and lives.
In a statement, the singer said:
“My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don’t think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy, and wild.
“I plan to bring my party there and to that part of the world when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again. In the meantime I am going to do everything I can to help relief efforts and I encourage everyone in the world to do the same.”
In related music news, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and others will soon release a joint album whose proceeds all benefit the Japanese Red Cross.