After the release of his new memoir Then It Fell Apart, Moby spoke at events on a US book tour in May, and was set to do some more in the UK and Ireland in June. However, following the fallout from his insistence that he dated Natalie Portman and subsequent apology, the June dates have been cancelled. "Moby is canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future," a note on his website reads. "We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and Moby is happy to provide signed bookplates to everyone who bought tickets to these events."
Moby also posted a new Instagram, with text reading "last post" and a caption that says, "I’m going to go away for awhile.":
I’m going to go away for awhile.
But before I do I want to apologize again, and to say clearly that all of this has been my own fault.
I am the one who released the book without showing it to the people I wrote about. I’m the one who posted defensively and arrogantly. I’m the one who behaved inconsiderately and disrespectfully, both in 2019 and in 1999.
There is obviously no one else to blame but me.
Thank you, and I’m sorry.
In an interview, Natalie Portman said that she remembered Moby as "a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school." After doubling down on his insistence that the two had dated, Moby claimed to have received "anonymous threats of violence."