Florence Welch has had to pull out of two European festivals after losing her voice.

[break]The singer, from the band Florence + The Machine, went on Twitter to announce that doctors have told her to rest her voice after she felt something “snap”.[break]

[break]She was due to perform at both Benicassim in Spain and Optimus Alive in Portugal this weekend.[break]

[break]Florence took to the social networking site to thank fans for their support.[break]

[break]The singer, who performed at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, has also apologised on her website for having to cancel the gigs.[break]

[break]She said: “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.”[break]

[break]Florence Welch is not the only singer to have had voice problems.[break]

[break]Last year Adele had to cancel numerous appearances due to a haemorrhage on her vocal cord.[break]

[break]Florence + The Machine are booked to appear at other festivals this summer, including a headline performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August.[break]

[break]The band may also get their first number one this Sunday with their single Spectrum after performing well in the midweek charts.[break]

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