Florence Welch wrote a sad but sweet letter to fans on FATM.net:
“I’ve sustained a vocal injury and been told I cannot sing for a week…Seriously I felt something snap, it was very frightening… I am so so sorry. I’m so sorry to all the fans, I was desperate to still perform, but was told without question not to, so as not to do permanent damage… I hope I can make it up to you in the future.”
Performances at the Benicassim Festival in Spain and the Optimus Alive fest in Portugal on Saturday have been cancelled. The band’s next scheduled show is July 20 in British Columbia.
It goes without saying that we all wish her and her gorgeous “top-list-worthy” vocals an incredible + full recovery.
[photo credit” wikipedia. Florence Welch @ Terminal 5, New York, 1.11.10]