Florence Welch Set Fire to Her Room at The Bowery Hotel After Drinking with Kanye West
January 31, 2012 at 6:38 PM
That might be one of the oddest headlines we've ever written but it's all true. Flame-haired (heh) singer Florence Welch, the frontleader of Florence and the Machine known for her powerhouse voice and questionably retro bathing suits, nearly burned down the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan.
The rocker recently told Britain' Q Magazine that she accidentally 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 says she must have had about "17 dirty martinis" after drinking with "Kanye West, Lykke Li, me, the doormen, most of Lower Manhattan, whoever." While the room damage was just a couple hundred, apparently that amount paled to the drinks bill she ran up. Eee. Remember kids, don't drink and burn tea lights in your hotel room!
[Photo: According 2G]