Joss Stone
Joss Stone's pet dog is said to have provided the singer "comfort and security" after it was learnt that two men wanted to behead her in 2011 L.E. Baskow/Reuters

Singer Joss Stone, who was in the middle of her world tour, has postponed her gigs in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to be with her sick pet dog Missy. The Teardrops singer informed fans via Facebook that her dog, a Rottweiler, suffered from internal bleeding and veterinarians were working to save her life.

"I am very sad to announce that I have to postpone the show in Barbados and also Trinidad and Tobago. Hopefully I will be able to return in time for the gig in Venezuela if all is well," the 29-year-old wrote on her Facebook page, according to The Daily Mail. "Last night my dog Missy got rushed to the vets with internal bleeding, I was told she could have only a few hours to live."

"Luckily she made it through the night and they are now working hard to find out what is wrong and save her. Missy is the closest thing I have to a child. I know to some that may sound ridiculous but for me it is everything," the singer said later.

"I have to go back and make sure she is ok before I can continue with the tour. I hope that those who have planned to attend the shows can understand. I will come back I promise, but right now Missy comes first."

The singer also asked fans to pray for her pet dog, who she shares a close bond with. "Please say a prayer for Missy. I don't know what I will do if she is not around. I can't bear the thought. Please say a prayer even if you don't believe in God, just put out some good energy for her," she added.

In June 2011, a terrifying plot to kidnap and behead Stone was foiled by the police after two men named, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, who were lurking close to the singer's rural home in southwest England were arrested. Since then the singer has relied on her pet dog for comfort and security. The two convicts who are serving term jail term were arrested with knives, hammers, a large metal spike, balaclavas, garden hose, plastic bags and a samurai sword.