Heck with setting fire to the rain like Adele does, setting fire to a hotel is much cooler. Right Florence Welch?
It isn’t just the male singers out there that get highly intoxicated and set fire to their hotel rooms. The British singer can be added to the rowdy rockers hall of fame.
Apparently the Florence and the Machine frontwoman was in New York City to perform an acoustic gig and afterwards she celebrated by boozing it up with Kanye West and Swedish singer Lykke Li.
Now this wasn’t just a little shindig shared with a little industry gossip and a couple martinis. Welch is said to have gotten so inebriated that she ripped her dress, lost her cell phone AND chipped a tooth.
It was before she headed back to her hotel room that she left a candle burning and things got super bad.
Welch told Britian’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.”
But she DID have to pay for the damage she caused. She added, “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.”