Star: Florence Welch is a boozehound, her band wants to do an ‘intervention’

Poor Florence Welch. She’s so talented and I wish that she was a “celebrity” in the sense that we could talk about how awesome she is on a more regular basis. As it is, she usually gets lumped into fashion posts because she’s wearing something terrible and/or unflattering, or we’re writing about her because she was maybe/possibly banging Sean Penn. And now this… Star Magazine claims Flo might have a drinking problem. Well, that certainly would answer some of the questions I have about her style and about Sean Penn, wouldn’t it?

Florence Welch’s partying has gotten so bad that her inner circle is considering taking drastic action to help the Florence + the Machine frontwoman.

“A band member told her that her handlers were discussing an intervention,” tattles a spy. “She told them that if her drinking gets out of control, she’ll be the first one to say she needs help.”

But her antics are already raising eyebrows. On July 19, at a bar in London, Florence jumped up onstage with a shot of tequila and belted out a wobbly version of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” before crowdsurfing back into the audience.

“The singer herself has admitted she has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, prompted by her parents’ divorce when she was 13. “I started drinking at 14,” Florence has said. “There was chaos at home, so I drank. I went to wild parties, met some bizarre, amazing people and did mad things like running around naked in fields covered in leaves.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I’ve never heard of Florence pulling any Lohan-level shenanigans, so I don’t know what to think. It’s possible she is a big social drinker, and it’s possible that she’s one of those performers who needs a stiff drink (or five) before going on stage. I tend to think that there could be something there, just because I feel like Star wouldn’t write about Florence unless they got a decent tip. So… I guess we can start playing the “Was she drunk when she got dressed?” game right now.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Andrew says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if its true, I’ve read stories. I highly doubt she’ll be a Lohan wreck though. I still love her, her music, and her heavenly-sex-on-earth voice (IMO lol)

    • Andrew says:

      Sorry I’m double posting, but I have to say that even though she dresses horribly, I think it’s just part of her. Like I can’t imagine Florence without these fugly clothes…it’s gotten to wgere I almost like it. Hard to explain and I’m probably in the minority here lol

      • Kate says:

        I’m with you. It just works perfect with her whole image.

      • blue marie says:

        completely agree with everything you said.

      • Lucy says:

        Completely agree. Her style might not be something everyone else wants to imitate, but to me it’s not like she’s clueless about fashion nor how to dress herself. She dresses according to HER taste, not others’. Same as Helena Bonham Carter, to give you an example.

      • Cazzee says:

        I totally hear what you’re saying. She is the Stevie Nicks of our era.

        Once you understand that Florence Welch is actually the reincarnation of Stevie Nicks, everything she wears makes sense.

      • Bridget says:

        @cazzee – Stevie Nicks would probably not appreciate you implying that she’s dead, as thats how one is reincarnated.

      • Tasha says:

        @ Lucy

        Not true Florence is always at fashion shows around the world and has walk the runway of Chanel and other shows. She also has wore stuff straight off the runway, so she is dressing to the taste of designers.

        Which is opposite of Helena Bonham Carter who has no interest in fashion and seems to dress in what ever she found on the floor that morning.

    • Dubois says:

      I agree too. She reminds me of Swinton, in that she has a style that only works for her. In her case, Fug works. I hope she doesn’t become tabloid fodder. I love her.

  2. Kate says:

    I’ll be at her concert tomorrow:) – sorry, I had to write this, cause I’m so happy about that!

  3. Badirene says:

    Call me crazy, but I love what she is wearing in the bottom pic. its refreshing to see someone unique for a change.

    • Vesta says:

      Yes sometimes I like her outfits, sometimes I don’t but I love her uniqueness.

      Otherwise I hope she’ll fix her possible drinking problems. She’s a genuine talent.

    • Chordy says:

      I am OBSESSED with what she’s wearing in the bottom picture. I want to be that picture. Although I do tend to love her style in general. Fashion is for fun!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “Fashion is for fun!”

        Love your attitude and I completely agree! I like seeing people like Florence wearing things that are uniquely them. Even if I wouldn’t wear it myself, I appreciate seeing others express themselves with unique style.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It think the guy in the photo likes it too. It is giving him whiplash!

  4. I love her music. My favorite song by her is Bedroom Hymns, it’s my second most played song on iTunes at 231 times 😀

    I also love “Over the Love”,”Hardest of Hearts”, “Landscape”, “Breath of Life” and “Shake It Out”.

    • Dubois says:

      Howl, Raise it up, Swimming, Spectrum and yes to Bedroom Hyms. I love them all!!

      • Isa says:

        I love Howl. My son freaks out at the doctor office so I just play him Dog Days and he instantly calms down.

  5. mom2two says:

    And this would make her different from many other rock stars, how?

    I don’t think she will turn into Lohan or Winehouse-esque wreck though.

  6. MonicaQ says:

    Not going to lie, first time I heard her music was “Cosmic Love” right at the end of playing Mass Effect 3. Tears everywhere. Loved her ever since.

    • Andrew says:

      Cosmic love is actually my favorite song from her. I think it’s just perfect!

      • Louminary says:

        I believe she actually said that is her own favorite song (though she said this before the new album) and that it only took her 20 minutes to write!

        I love her style, it’s unique, ethereal and suits her down to the ground.

  7. ds says:

    I usually like what she’s wearing and I find her interesting. She’s got a nice voice I just wish I could stand listening to her music and somehow I can’t swallow the idea of her being this young ’cause she seems way older

    • MaiGirl says:

      Yes, I think that she is very talented and I love that her style is uniquely hers. She looks like she is at least in her late 30s, and sometimes she dresses like one of the Golden Girls, so it surprises me that she is so young.

  8. Sixer says:

    I love her.

    Doesn’t she struggle with various mental health issues? If this story is true, I doubt it’s a Lohan-entitlement thing. More likely a self-medicating thing.

  9. RobotDog says:

    The bag in the top pic looks like it came from the Sophia Petrillo collection.

  10. Stef Leppard says:

    I can’t believe she’s 26. She looks like she’s 39 at least!

    • Misery Fox says:

      I totally agree. I’m 32 and not aging all that well but she looks older than I do. Makes me wonder if the drinking problem is, in fact, real. Alcohol and/or drugs make you age badly.

      It’s not like she’s got a wrinkly face or anything, it’s just something about her overall look.

      For the record, I love her look, and I don’t think she looks old old. But she certainly doesn’t look like she’s 26.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        No, I agree, she doesn’t look old old, just not 26! Maybe she just has kind of a tired look, from drug abuse, like you suggest.

  11. Ari says:

    I really believe this woman is like some fallen angel or something with that voice and if she is anyone would drink living on this stinkin planet LOL but yeah lets hope she doesnt need professional help

  12. Suckmyfarts says:

    Oh I just LOVE this woman! I do think she looks older than her age though. I feel like the pale skinned usually age well due to lack of sun exposure (prone to sun burns). So maybe she is boozing a lot. The road can be a lonely place so maybe she’s drowning her sorrows.
    I hope everything is better than being reported! She is a rare talent in this world!! I dont know why we spend so much time talking about Miley freakin Cyrus & stupid Bieber, the rest of these dumb, commercial bands that can hardly carry a tune in the shower. Real artist like Florence, The Black Keys, Adele are rarely mentioned…. Who knows maybe they prefer it that way.
    All I know is ALL HAIL FLO!!! Don’t mess your voice up girl, I need it!

  13. Lucy says:

    She’s incredibly talented and, even better, she doesn’t seem try-hardy nor famewhorey at all. Love her. I hope she’s okay!!!

  14. bagladey says:

    Luv her, and her music and hopefully everything ends well.

  15. curegirl0421 says:

    Can we please talk about the giant thank you/dedication she owes Siouxsie Sioux? Because wow. The first time I heard her I thought there was a new Banshees album out – the chirping, the howling, the huge sounds…yeah.

  16. chops says:

    26! I would have thought BEST mid 30’s!!

  17. Jenny says:

    She has a song called “Hurricane Drunk” and in another she talks about being alone with a bottle, so it’s pretty likely that she has alcohol issues.

  18. Pants says:

    It would certainly explain why she’s not even 30 and looks 40…

  19. Reese says:

    God I love her and her band. Her voice is out of this world, but I find her so very unattractive. When I see her perform live on shows I tend to close my eyes without realizing it.

  20. lbeees says:

    Don’t even put Lohan in the same page as my dear Flo! Florence is a musical genius, amazing voice, energetic, enthusiastic, focused work ethic…

  21. Jayna says:

    Plenty of singers/bands have substance abuse issues. That is in no way relevant to Lohan, who is way past that. She doesn’t do anything of merit artistically, can’t act anymore, and she is a thief. Lohan is a D-lister these days and Florence is an A-lister talent.