Fiona Apple has had another run-in with less than cordial crowd members at a gig in Portland, Oregon, during which the distraught singer yelled obscenities at a heckler, before leaving the stage with her band soon after. Apple had a similar outburst at a gig in Tokyo last month.
Apple and her band were playing a career-spanning set at Portland’s Newmark Theatre, in support of her most recent album, The Idler Wheel…. Apple had just debuted a new song, titled I Want You To Love Me, before a heckler reportedly told Apple to “get healthy.”
The Oregonian reports that Apple turned immediately distraught by the heckler, who shouted “Get healthy, we want to see you in 10 years!” An upset Apple responded “I am healthy,” before standing up from her piano to face the audience.
The emotional Apple then launched a barrage of obscenities at the heckler, garnering support from most of the crowd, though one man reportedly shouted “You’re a has-been!” from the rafters, further upsetting the irate Apple, who requested the house lights be turned on.
After ousting the heckler from the crowd, Apple and her band played one more song before leaving the stage, with a teary Apple apologising and labelling it “a historically stupid night.” Readers can listen to Apple’s new song I Want You To Love Me, below.
Listen: Fiona Apple – I Want You To Love Me