Florence Welch Breaks Foot At Coachella, ‘Strips Back’ Performances

Florence Welch, the leader of Florence + The Machine, got a little too excited at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 12.

During the middle of her performance, the 28-year-old singer jumped off the stage and broke her foot.

The singer announced her injury in a Facebook post on the band’s official page on Tuesday April 14. She also included a photo of the x-ray of her foot.

According to Billboard, Welch says she is devastated that the promotions for Florence + the Machine’s third studio album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, produced by Markus Dravs and due out on June 2, will have to be rearranged. However, she is hopeful that she will be able to get back on her feet by the time Glastonburry rolls around.

“Hi everyone,

“I’m so sorry to say, that after what was one of my favourite shows ever at Coachella, I have discovered I have broken my foot from leaping off the stage.

“Unfortunately while this heals, my performances will have to be somewhat stripped back.

“I’m so sorry, I’m pretty devastated, but I still want to do the shows. I understand this is not what you were expecting, but I hope its just as enjoyable. I’m going to try and make it super special for you.

“By the time Glastonbury rolls around I should be back on my feet. This album was so much about making something from what was broken, so lets see what we can do with this.

“All my love, Florence.”

Florence Welch xray

As The Inquisitr previously reported, in February 2015, Florence spoke to BBC Radio 1’s radio host about her hiatus after the release of their second album Ceremonial. She confessed that she had a bit of a breakdown and had trouble with drinking.

Cermonials and Lungs all blurred together, we didn’t take any time off,” she told Zane Lowe. “It was a decision to have a year off. [I had] a bit of a nervous breakdown. It was a bit of a crash landing in a sense. In the year off, I was still going out and going to events but something wasn’t quite right, I was spiraling a bit.”

“I wasn’t making myself happy. I wasn’t stable. It was a really vulnerable time for me when we first started making the record and because of that it’s the most personal record I’ve ever made.”

Check out the single from the band’s new album “Ship to Wreck” below:

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