Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has cancelled her entire publicity tour because she's not "strong enough" to face the press following her broken engagement to Jesse James.
The star, who was due to promote the new series of her reality show L.A. Ink across America this summer, walked out on a TV interview with Good Day L.A. on Wednesday, moments before she was due to go live, after learning she would be quizzed about her break-up.
The incident prompted Von D to axe the tour altogether to concentrate on mending her broken heart.
In a post on her Facebook.com page later on Wednesday, she wrote, "Today was really hard for me. And no ones (sic) to blame other than myself... Tomorrow the new season of LA Ink starts and I admit I'm not strong enough to do all the press I committed to doing for the show. Today was a perfect example of that...
"Ratings. Sales. Publicity. The amount of followers I have on twitter.None of those things matters to me. Watch the show or don’t watch it. Whether people tune in or not doesn't change my best efforts or the quality of what I do, because when you make something for the sake of putting good out into the universe, the payback comes from a much more fulfilling place than any man made form of payment."
Von D and James confirmed their split on Tuesday.