On Sunday, Florence Welch explained on social media that she recently underwent a life-saving emergency surgery. Without going into details, she explained that was the reason Florence and the Machine called off a series of recent concerts behind 2022’s Dance Fever, including festival sets at Zurich Openair and Rock en Seine. The statement reads:
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) ❤️
Suffice to say I wish the songs were less accurate in their predictions. But creativity is a way of coping, mythology is a way of making sense.
And the dark fairytale of Dance Fever, with all its strange prophecies, will provide me with much needed strength and catharsis right now. 🩸
In November 2022, Welch was forced to postpone a UK tour after breaking her foot. “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,” she wrote at the time.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork