This past Sunday, Florence Welch took to social media to share that she had recently experienced a critical emergency surgical procedure that was life-saving. Without diving too deep into specifics, she disclosed that this medical emergency was the underlying reason for the abrupt cancellation of a string of Florence and the Machine’s recent performances, part of their 2022 Dance Fever tour. The cancellations notably included their scheduled appearances at major music festivals like Zurich Openair and Rock en Seine. Welch’s statement read:
“I deeply regret that we had to call off our recent shows. Though my feet are in good shape, it was an emergency surgery, the details of which I’m not yet ready to share, that saved my life. I do plan to wrap up the Dance Fever tour with performances in Lisbon and Malaga, albeit with maybe less leaping around—but hey, you can jump for me. Strangely enough, I find the uncanny prophetic nature of our songs unsettling. But, I also believe in the therapeutic power of creativity and the clarity that comes from mythology. The haunting narrative of Dance Fever, rife with eerie foresight, will now serve as a source of renewed strength and emotional release for me.”
Previously, in November 2022, Welch had to put a halt on a UK tour due to a fractured foot. At that time, she expressed, “Delaying a show is against my principles, let alone postponing a whole UK tour. But the pain is unbearable and, as any dancer would tell you, performing on an injured foot isn’t advisable. I’ve been advised to steer clear of the stage to prevent exacerbating the injury.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Emergency Surgery
Why did Florence Welch cancel some of her recent concerts?
Florence Welch had to cancel a series of concerts, including festival sets at Zurich Openair and Rock en Seine, due to a life-saving emergency surgery.
What tour was affected by the emergency surgery?
The emergency surgery impacted the Dance Fever tour, which is Florence and the Machine’s 2022 concert tour.
Did Florence Welch give details about her emergency surgery?
No, Florence Welch did not go into specifics about the emergency surgery, stating only that it was life-saving and that she wasn’t yet strong enough to discuss the details.
When will Florence Welch return to performing?
She plans to return to close out the Dance Fever tour with performances in Lisbon and Malaga. However, she hinted that she might not be as physically active on stage.
What else had Florence Welch postponed in the past year?
In November 2022, Florence Welch was forced to postpone a UK tour due to a foot injury. She indicated that she was in considerable pain and was advised not to perform to avoid further damage.
Did Florence Welch comment on the eerie predictions in her songs?
Yes, she remarked that she found the uncanny prophetic nature of the songs in Dance Fever unsettling, but also expressed that creativity and mythology offer her strength and emotional catharsis.
What did Florence Welch say about her foot injury?
She said that although her feet are fine now, she had to postpone a UK tour in November 2022 because of a fractured foot. She was advised not to perform to avoid worsening the injury.
Will Florence Welch be jumping during her upcoming performances?
She hinted that she might not be jumping as much during her upcoming performances in Lisbon and Malaga but encouraged fans to do the jumping for her.
More about Emergency Surgery
- Florence Welch’s Official Social Media Statement
- Dance Fever 2022 Tour Schedule
- Zurich Openair Festival Cancellation News
- Rock en Seine Line-up Changes
- November 2022 UK Tour Postponement Announcement
- Florence Welch Discusses Foot Injury
- Florence and the Machine’s Music and Prophetic Lyrics Explained
- Medical Guidelines for Performing Artists with Foot Injuries