- Published on Monday, January 30 2012
Florence Welch became so intoxicated during a recent trip to New York she accidentally set fire to her hotel room while she was sleeping.
The Florence and the Machine frontwoman was in the Big Apple to perform an acoustic gig and afterwards she partied with rapper Kanye West and Swedish singer Lykke Li in her dressing room.
Florence Welch got so drunk she ripped her dress, lost her cell phone and chipped a tooth, before heading back to her hotel room, where she left a candle burning.
The singer has now confessed all about the wild night, telling Britain's Q magazine, "I think I must have had about 17 Dirty Martinis. I lost my phone and ripped my dress very badly. I accidentally set fire to The Bowery Hotel because I'd left a cinnamon tea light burning.
"I came back to the hotel, passed out in my ripped dress - no phone, chipped tooth - came round and there was black stuff all over the wall, my book had melted on the bedside table and there was a bucket of water on the floor. Actually the last scene you want to wake up to with a hangover. Half the room was singed."
Florence Welch admits her antics also left a noticeable mark on her bank balance, adding, "My American publicist was like, 'Ah yes, there was a very big bill on my credit card.' But the fire damage was only a couple of hundred. The big bill was the bl**dy dressing room drinks bill. Kanye West, Lykke Li, me, the doormen, most of Lower Manhattan, whoever, drinking Dirty Martinis and what have you. (The amount is) undisclosed."