Florence Welch has revealed she “had to have emergency surgery” and said she is not “strong enough” to go into what happened yet, but added that it saved her life.
On Sunday, the eve of her birthday, Welch, 36, posted to her Instagram page and explained why two of her recent shows with band Florence + The Machine had been cancelled.
She also informed fans that she would be back to perform at shows in Portugal and Spain, due to take place in September.
Acknowledging the recent cancellations, Welch wrote: “I’m so sorry that I had to cancel the last couple of shows.
“My feet are fine, I had to have emergency surgery for reasons I don’t really feel strong enough to go into yet, but it saved my life.
“And I will be back to close out the Dance Fever tour in Lisbon and Malaga.
“(Maybe not jumping so much but you can do that for me).”
Florence + The Machine recently issued a statement on an Instagram story which explained that they would be unable to perform at the Zurich Open Air Festival on August 25 and the Rock en Seine Festival on August 26.
Back in November 2022, the band postponed upcoming dates on their UK Dance Fever tour after Welch discovered she was performing on a broken foot.
I’m so sorry to say that after an x ray it seems I was dancing on a broken foot last night. 🩰 pic.twitter.com/0dh9fJJMIE
— florence welch (@florencemachine) November 19, 2022
The singer had written in an Instagram post: “I’m so sorry to say that after an X-ray it seems I was dancing on a broken foot last night.
“It is not in my nature to postpone a show, and certainly not a UK tour, but I’m in pain and, as dancers know, dancing on an injury is not a good idea. And have been told not to perform to avoid further damage.”
The album Dance Fever came out in 2022 and the LP went to number one in the official UK albums chart.
Including Dance Fever, the band has four number one albums in the UK albums chart, including Lungs (2009), Ceremonials (2011) and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015).