Florence + The Machine's fiery frontwoman has lost her voice and is currently resting for a week in order to avoid permanent damage.
The band has had to cancel two European dates so that Welch can take a break.
She explained on Twitter, "It's true… it finally happened, I've lost my voice.
"I've sustained a vocal injury and been told I cannot sing for a week. Seriously I felt something snap, it was very frightening."
Welch added that she was "desperate to still perform, but was told without question not to, so as not to do permanent damage".
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