Considering how touring is how most contemporary acts make their money these days, it takes a lot for a musician to cancel a gig.

However, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine recently pulled two gigs on her 'Dance Fever' tour last week in Zurich and Paris for a very serious reason.

The 'Rabbit Heart' singer, who broke her foot in November 2022, has revealed that she had emergency surgery for an unrelated issue last week - and that it saved her life.

"I’m so sorry that I had to cancel the last couple of shows,” she wrote. "My feet are fine, I had to have emergency surgery for reasons I don’t really feel strong enough to go into yet, but it saved my life."

She added how she will be back in action to resume the tour in Lisbon and Malaga at the end of this week, "maybe not jumping so much," she said, "but you can do that for me".

She concluded: "Suffice to say I wish the songs were less accurate in their predictions. But creativity is a way of coping, mythology is way of making sense. And the dark fairytale of Dance Fever, with all its strange prophecies, will provide me with much needed strength and catharsis right now."

Fans have been sending messages of support and well-wishes, with one writing: "I'm so happy you are okay Florence your health is all that matters! We will dance ourselves to death for these last two shows and send off the Dance Fever era in true style! ❤". Canadian filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan said "Get well. Sending you love and good energies ❤️", while Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis also sent love.

Get well soon!