Florence Welch reveals she’s had life-saving surgery after canceling gigs and admits she’s ‘not strong enough yet’ to detail her ordeal
Florence Welch has revealed she had life-saving surgery after canceling a series of performances.
The Florence and The Machine frontwoman, 36, took to Instagram on Sunday where she uploaded a post explaining to fans why she had to pull out of the shows.
Florence admitted she’s “not strong enough yet” to describe her ordeal in detail, but assured her followers she would perform again in Portugal on September 1.
The You’ve Got The Love hitmaker cryptically added that she wishes the songs she performed on her Dance Fever tour were “less accurate in their prediction.”
In November, Florence admitted she was “heartbroken” when she postponed her Dance Fever tour after breaking her foot performing at London’s O2 Arena.
Worrying: Florence Welch, 36, has revealed she had life-saving surgery after canceling a series of performances
Fans Update: The Florence and The Machine frontwoman took to Instagram on Sunday where she uploaded a post explaining to fans why she had to pull out of the shows
Florence wrote, “I’m so sorry I’ve had to cancel the last few shows. My feet are fine, I had to have emergency surgery for reasons I don’t really feel strong enough for yet, but it saved my life.
‘And I’ll be back to finish the Dance Fever tour in Lisbon and Malaga (maybe not so much jumping, but you can do that for me).
Suffice to say I wish the songs were less accurate in their predictions. But creativity is a way of dealing with it, mythology is a way of giving meaning.
“And Dave Fever’s dark fairy tale, with all its strange prophecies, will now give me much-needed strength and catharsis.”
Florence’s latest post comes six days after she revealed on Instagram that Florence and The Machine would no longer perform at the Zurich Open Air Festival and Rock en Seine.
She shares a story that reads, “Unfortunately, on medical advice, Florence + The Machine are unable to perform this weekend at Zurich Open Air Festival on August 25 and Rock En Seine on August 256. We appreciate your understanding and patience’.
Last year, the band were forced to cancel the rest of their UK dates after Florence suffered a foot injury.
The singer said at the time: “I’m so sorry to say that after an x-ray it looks like I danced on a broken foot last night.
‘It’s not in my nature to postpone a show, and certainly not a UK tour, but I’m in pain and as dancers know dancing to an injury is not a good idea. And they have been told not to act to prevent further damage.”
On hold: Last year, Florence was forced to postpone her Dance Fever tour after breaking her foot performing at London’s O2 Arena
Speaking Out: At the time, the singer took to her Instagram Stories on Saturday to break the news to her fans