I went to college in L.A., which means I experienced Coachella during the only period of life when a decent human should be subjected to it. That three-day desert festival marathon is a rough one, man. Don’t take it from me though; just ask Florence Welch, who somehow broke her foot during the festival. Welch, the central force behind Florence + The Machine, has been gearing up for the release of her third full-length album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. But this broken bone will probably set her back a bit. She posted a big X-ray photo to her Facebook:
Along with a letter to her fans about the incident:
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.
Here’s hoping she will be all healed by Glastonbury! How Big How Blue How Beautiful is out 6/2 via Republic Records.