Sacked Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen has published an open letter to her fans on her personal website.
"This is a moment of grief and pain", she writes.
Turunen describes the situation where the letter of dismissal was handed to her. Tears of joy after a successful Hartwall Arena gig turned into tears of sorrow.
"I sense great anger in the letter", Turunen writes.
She disapproves of the way private matters have been made public and the way her husband has been "involved" in this.
According to Turunen, the other members of the band never accepted her Argentine husband and manager Marcelo Cabuli.
She wonders what might have prompted this:
"The fact that he was born in South America? The fact that I chose marriage, and did not go on as the band's own girl? The fact that I was the only woman in the band and was never taken seriously by the other members? My husband was the one who helped me to get my voice heard."
The singer, who is currently in Argentina, announced she would hold a press conference once she returns to Finland.
"This doesn't mean that you should expect this conference to be an instrument to attack anybody. It won't."
Tarja Turunen's letter can be read on her personal website. (See link below .)