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Florence and the Broken Machine: Band Shuts Down Due to Vocal Problems

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It's not overtaxed lungs plaguing Florence Welch—it's her pipes.

The eponymous Florence + the Machine songstress has revealed that upcoming concerts will be canceled due to problems with her 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," said Welch via the band's website.

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Alas, the Grammy winners were forced to nix performances at Spain's Benicassim Festival and Lisbon's Optimus Alive Music and Arts Festival.

"I am so so sorry. 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," Welch added.

No word if they'll make up the shows anytime soon.

But if Welch's recovery goes as well as expected, Florence + the Machine are set to resume their current tour with a North American leg set to kick off in Burnaby, British Columbia, on July 20.

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