As you are aware, Anette walked off the stage in Belo Horizonte, Brazil Monday night. This is her statement to Nighwish fans the world over. Courtesy of the Nightwish forum. Since I joined NW, I was aware of the responsibility it meant, and the tough things I'd have to face. I always tried to do the very best I could to be up to the confidence put on me. Being a vocalist by itself is a tough job. Even more to be the NW vocalist, since it has a bigger complexity, given the high technical level of the band, also due to the band's history, so that when I came they were already on the best moment of their careers. In spite of this honor, when you enter a band the relationship with the audicence can be very difficult, since you feel that you don't want to disappoint anybody. Due to this, nothing I say now can express, my sorrow and frustration for not being able to finish the show in BH. On stage, the excessive amount of smoke was irritating my vocal cords and when I felt my voice was beginning to go, I ended up in desperation and had to leave the stage. The band tried to gain time so I could recover but I had no way of coming back, since I was not able to sing. I myself could not understand why my voice had gone. I think I had too much of an emotional breakdown since I was concerned for not wanting to disappoint anybody at the moment,since we were all planing DPP as something amazing here in south america. I knew the band had always had a nice relationship with Brazil and they were always describing the brazilian audience as the most enthusiastic and receptive in the world. I'd like to apologize, with all my heart, to all those who were at the BH show who, somehow, feel disappointed because of me, and for making people of brazil feel this way, when you've been so nice to the band. I hope you will give me another chance to finish here what this time I wasn't able to do this time the way that I always like to, which is the biggest thing in my life: to sing. Anette Olzon All is forgiven, and please forgive us for having any doubts.