Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch had to postpone the UK tour of her band after suffering a serious foot injury. The artist recently went on tour for “Dance Fever,” the band’s fifth and latest studio album, released in May.
Florence + the Machine ended their US tour in October and began the UK leg of the event in November. Their most recent performance was at the O2 Arena in London, and the group has several other shows scheduled for them to perform till the end of November.
Recent reports, however, revealed that the performances would be put on hold. Welch announced that she had performed during the last show with a broken foot and, as a result, had to take some time to rest. She said that there would be a change to the dates but did not disclose when exactly fans can expect to attend the show.
Read on to learn more.
Florence Welch Broke Her Foot
Grammy-winning artist Florence Welch just moved dates for her remaining shows. On Saturday, the Florence + the Machines singer revealed that she had broken her foot and performed with the injury the night prior. She explained that she was sorry for the change but was in too much pain to perform.
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Welsh started her Instagram post, “I’m so sorry to say that after an X-ray, it seems I was dancing on a broken foot last night.” The artist attached a picture of the drops of blood on the O2 Arena stage after her Friday night performance.
“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 I have been told not to perform to avoid further damage,” she added.
Florence Welch Asks Fans To Hold On To Their Tickets
In the post, Welch encouraged fans to hold on to their purchased tickets and assured them that new dates for the UK leg of the tour would be announced shortly. “Please hang on to your tickets. We are working our hardest to reschedule these dates for next year, and we will let you know as soon as possible,” the artist wrote.
Welch added that the tour was her favorite, and having to move things around was heartbreaking to her. “I’m heartbroken as the Dance Fever tour has been my favorite show we have ever put on. The communion with you. Your beautiful faces shining,” she said.
The Florence + the Machine frontwoman assured her fans of her love and once again apologized to everyone disappointed by the rescheduling. She concluded, “I can’t wait to be back on my feet and back in your arms. X x” she concluded.
Fans Showed Their Support For Florence Welch After Her Accident
After the announcement, Florence + the Machines’ supporting act Willie J Healey posted his well wishes for Welch on social media. The musician’s Instagram post read, “Sad news today regarding the Florence and the Machine Tour. Get well soon, @florence!”
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Fans of the band also posted about the incident and how the band had to wipe off blood numerous times. A concertgoer shared a clip of two roadies wiping down the bloodstains and captioned it, “When @florencemachine gives so much she leaves her blood on the stage @o2.”
Another wrote, “Florence ran around so much her feet started bleeding, so she had to go backstage a few times to get it fixed, and as the crew was wiping the actual literal blood from the stage, my brain kept insisting that they need to throw the paper towels to the crowd afterward.”
Florence + The Machine Is On A World Tour
The English rock band began their world tour after releasing “Dance Fever” in May. The UK and Ireland leg of the tour was scheduled for this month. For her last performance on Friday, Welch showed off a boho style with a flowing statement coral gown.
The outfit had a ruffle detail and several sequin lace details in addition to a sheer panel. The sleeves fell in a mesh wing, and the ruffle tiers fell below them. Welch left her copper hair down to complete the look. The reason behind the artist’s decision to go without shoes is unknown; however, it is a common theme for Welch.
Florence + the Machine’s UK part of the tour had seven more dates scheduled across the country for the rest of November. The band was to stop at Bournemouth on Monday evening; however, it is unlikely to commence due to the recent announcement.