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Fiona Apple leaves stage in tears after being heckled to 'get healthy'

By RJ Cubarrubia

Fiona Apple visited Portland, Oregon's Newmark Theatre with Blake Mills last night, turning in a set that mixed folk, pop and other genres with ease. However, late in the set, the singer-songwriter had a tense encounter with a heckling audience member, leading Apple to throw the woman out of her show.

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According to the Oregonian, Apple had only two songs left to play when the heckler called out, "Get healthy -- we want to see you in 10 years." Apple was visibly shaken and responded harshly: "I am healthy! Who the [expletive] do you think you are?" she snapped back, according to Stereogum. "I want you to get the [expletive] out of here. I want the house lights on so I watch you leave!" A male audience member then called out, "You're a has-been!" As the unidentified heckler left, she found time to slip in another jab: "I saw you 20 years ago and you were beautiful!" she yelled.

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After spending some time venting to the audience, Apple collected herself to perform "Waltz (Better Than Fine)," but sobbed through the track. She then apologized to the crowd and left the stage.

Apple's next show is scheduled for tonight at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

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Oct 11, 2013 9:42AM
Party like a Rockstar!ill admit though at 46 I really can tell what diet does for me.I smoke and drink,which I know is bad.Eating healthy does help.Im not perfect by any means,but im telling ya food and exercise do combat bad habits.Maybe not forever,but theyre all enjoyable if u think about it
Oct 10, 2013 1:44PM
Well she does look like crap.  Does she eat?
Oct 9, 2013 9:35PM
Looks like an anorexic junkie......
Oct 9, 2013 4:59PM
This seems right up there with Sinead's fake concern for Miley. This kind of public shaming isn't going to help Fiona if she is going through some problems. If you really care write a private letter.
Oct 7, 2013 4:13PM
She's Calista Flockhart skinny! You can see her lungs expanding when she breathes....NOT healthy at all. She needs to quit the "Supermodel diet-(diet coke nd cigarettes only) and have a meal has she even gone through puberty? isn't she like 30? She looks more like she's 13....sad. But she should not be heckled while trying to do her job.
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