Florence Welch postpones UK tour after breaking foot: ‘I’m in pain’


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Florence Welch postpones her band’s UK tour for health reasons.

On Saturday, the frontwoman of Florence + the Machine announced that she had to postpone the performance Dance fever tour after an injury.

“I’m so sorry to say that after an X-ray it looks like I was dancing on a broken foot last Friday at the O2 Arena in London.

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Welch, 36, commented that it’s not in her nature to postpone a show, and certainly not a UK tour, but I’m in pain and as dancers know, dancing on an injury isn’t a good idea. And they have been told not to act to prevent further damage. 🩸 Please hold onto your tickets. We are doing our very best to reschedule these dates for next year and will let you know as soon as possible.”

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She continued, “I am heartbroken as the Dance fever tour has been my favorite show we’ve ever put on. The community with you. Your pretty faces shine. 🩸”

“I love you so much, and I’m so sorry for anyone who’s disappointed. My heart hurts. I can’t wait to be back on my feet and in your arms again. X x,” she concluded.

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The band “Dog Days Are Over” has been on a world tour following the release of their fifth studio album Dance fever and would continue to tour the UK and Ireland this month.

In July, the English singer-songwriter opened up to Munroe Bergdorf on the Spotify podcast The way we are about realizing alcohol was a problem for her around 2011’s release Ceremonies album and her decision to stop drinking.

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“In terms of navigating being in the public eye, I think being sober is the best thing I’ve ever done,” she said on the podcast.

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“It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I had a problem with drinking because I was one of those drinkers where [it was all or nothing]Welch told Bergdorf at the time. “When I enjoy my drinking I don’t control it and when I control my drinking I don’t enjoy it. That was a real wake-up call for me.”


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