Florence Welch has had to cancel her UK tour after breaking her foot.
The Florence + The Machine singer kicked off her Dance Fever Tour this week, performing at the O2 Arena in London on Friday night (18 November).
She was due to play there again on Saturday (November 19) before heading out across the UK and Ireland.
But on Saturday afternoon, Welch posted a picture of the stage splattered with blood on Instagram, explaining that she performed with a broken foot without realizing it.
“I’m so sorry to say that after an X-ray it appears I danced on a broken foot last night,” Welch wrote.
“It’s not in my nature to postpone a show, certainly not a UK tour, but I’m in pain and as dancers know it’s not a good idea to dance on an injury. And they have been told not to perform to avoid further damage.”
She continued, “I’m heartbroken as the Dance Fever tour was my favorite show we’ve ever performed. the fellowship with you. Their beautiful 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 get back on my feet and be in your arms again. xx.”
Welch said her team is working on rescheduling the shows for next year and will have more information soon.
The comments section was flooded with messages of support, including from fans who attended Friday’s concert.
“Went to the concert last night and can confirm you went on with a bleeding and broken foot and gave us the best show!! You were amazing, thank you! I wish you a speedy recovery,” one wrote.
Another commented: “How you ended this show with a broken foot!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/florence-and-the-machine-tour-cancelled-welch-b2228731.html ‘Heartbroken’: Florence + The Machine have had to cancel their UK tour after performing on stage with a broken foot