Florence Welch Emergency Surgery Causes Tour Cancellations: Florence Welch leads the indie rock band Florence + the Machine, nominated for seven Grammys. She had emergency surgery that saved her life so she couldn’t perform at Rock en Seine and Zurich Openair events in Europe. On Sunday, Welch apologized for the delays on Instagram. She wrote, “I had emergency surgery for reasons I can’t discuss now, but it saved me.”
The singer will return to the stage on September 1 at the Meo Kalorama event in Lisbon. On September 2, she’ll end the Dance Fever tour in Malaga, Spain.Welch’s recent surgery isn’t his first time seeking medical help on tour. She rescheduled some U.K. tour dates in November due to a broken foot. In her IG post, she mentioned her feet but didn’t provide further details about the surgery.
Popular songs by Florence + the Machine: “Dog Days Are Over,” “Shake It Out,” and “What Kind of Man.” Welch has upcoming projects, including a musical version of “The Great Gatsby” debuting next year in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Welch’s current tour is based on her recent record, “Dance Fever,” released last summer. “Let’s just say I wish the songs were less accurate,” Welch said, referring to recent events. She said the “dark fairytale” themes of the record give her the “much-needed strength and catharsis” during this hard time.
Florence + the Machine began in London in 2007. Their debut album, “Lungs,” released in 2009, brought them global fame. Since then, they’ve been Grammy-nominated and an international chart mainstay. The band’s blend of indie rock, baroque pop, and art rock has made them highly influential.
Fans concerned for Welch sending well wishes on social media. Many say health should always come first. The music industry also recognizes the toll that constant travel and performances can take on artists’ well-being.
Florence Welch is recovering and has greatly influenced indie rock and more. As fans await more details, her bravery in confronting this medical emergency is being praised, highlighting her strength and the significance of health in a demanding industry.