“I was so looking forward to performing at these dates but I need to follow my doctor’s advice and get my health back on track,” the singer said in a statement. “All of your support during this time has been so amazing. I couldn’t have done this without you all. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever on the next tour.”
According to her official website, Ke$ha had dates booked at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, on March 15 and the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 13. The dates have been postponed in order to allow the singer to keep healing at Chicago’s Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, which she checked into in early January.
On January 22, she reached out to fans to express her gratitude for their support during this difficult time. “I just wanted to say that this is really hard and necessary work,” she wrote. “I’m grateful for all the love and support.”
hey It's Kesha from treatment. I just wanted to say that this is really hard and necessary work. I'm grateful for all the love and support
— ke$ha (@keshasuxx) January 22, 2014
Ke$ha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, checked into the same facility shortly after her daughter to deal with what was described as post-traumatic stress disorder. Sebert has claimed in multiple interviews that Ke$ha’s longtime producer, Dr. Luke, put pressure on the singer to lose weight, an allegation he has vehemently denied .