Joss Stone cancels gigs to be with sick dog

Missy is being treated for a life threatening illness Credit: Joss Stone/Facebook

Devon soul singer Joss Stone made a mercy dash home from the Caribbean after her beloved dog suffered a life threatening sickness. She was forced to cancel gigs in Barbados and Trinidad as she jetted back to her country home in rural Devon.

On social media she told her fans:

The 29 year old beauty received lots of sympathetic comments from fans and dog lovers. She then told her 154,000 followers: "Thanks you all so much for your positive and caring comments. xxx."

She revealed that Missy and her other dogs are her protectors following a bungled kidnap and murder bid on her in June 2011 by two Manchester men. Police foiled the kidnap bid near her home in Ashill, east Devon, and Joss told a later court trial in Exeter that her dogs were there to protect her from a repeat attempt.