Kesha cancels concert as she posts about a need 'to be free from her abuser'

2016-02-25 22:00

Los Angeles - Kesha has cancelled an upcoming concert amid her legal battle with Dr Luke.

The Tik Tok hitmaker is "disappointed" to have pulled out of the show, which was due to take place on Friday at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and it comes just days after a court declined her the opportunity to leave her record label over allegations of sexual abuse.

A statement said: "Kesha has expressed her disappointment in having to cancel, but she feels that this is the best decision for her at this time. We respect her decision and wish her well."

Meanwhile, Kesha recently thanked her fans and friends for their support and spoke of her need to be "free from [her] abuser" on Facebook.

She wrote: "I'm so, so beyond humbled and thankful for all of the support I've received from everyone. All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused.

"This case has never been about a renegotiation of my record contract - it was never about getting a bigger, or a better deal. This is about being free from my abuser. I would be willing to work with Sony if they do the right thing and break all ties that bind me to my abuser."

Kesha also encouraged people who have been abused to speak up, even though her case has not gone the way she had hoped.

She added: "Unfortunately I don't think that my case is giving people who have been abused confidence that they can speak out, and that's a problem.

"But I just want to say that if you have been abused, please don't be afraid to speak out. There are places that will make you feel safe. There are people who will help you. I for one, will stand beside you and behind you. I know now how this all feels and will forever fight for you the way perfect strangers have been fighting for me.

"Yes, I am very much a feminist, but more than that, I am a humanist. I believe in supporting my fellow human beings in being SAFE. We're all in this together. You are not alone."

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