Florence + The Machine's Welch Breaks Foot at Coachella on Verge of New Album Release
Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine fame suffered a broken foot while performing at Coachella over the weekend, she revealed on Tuesday. As part of the performance she jumped down off of the stage and apparently landed funny. Although she was able to finish the performance, the vocalist said that future performances would need to be "stripped back" a tad.
"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," she wrote. "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 it's just as enjoyable."
Welch also included a photo of her x-ray with the post.
We won't have to wait too long to see exactly how Welch handles the injury during a major performance: Coachella will reconvene for its second weekend on April 17, and The Machine will be expected to perform on Sunday again. None of those plans have been altered as of publication. The band has a number of other major gigs during the festival season, including headlining gigs at Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and, most recently announced, Glastonbury (although Welch noted later in her statement that she expects to be "back on my feet" before the British festival).
Granted, most of her fans show up to hear Welch's astounding vocals, however it will be a has disappointing we're sure to not see her throw herself into the work as one would usually expect.
Florence + The Machine will be dropping a new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, during June.