British singer FLORENCE WELCH often experiences teary "meltdowns" when she is working abroad - because her gruelling schedule leaves her feeling overwhelmed and lonely.
The Florence and the MAChine frontwoman has a hectic work life and often finds herself jetting across the globe to promote her music, but the long hours take their toll on Welch, who often feels worn out and isolated.
She tells Britain's Grazia magazine, "I just feel a bit shell-shocked and tired. Before the Brits I was in Japan and then I've been in Europe, travelling through every country. I've had times when I've just turned up in a hotel in Stockholm and gone into a meltdown. Crying and feeling lonely.
"My dad is fantastically good at calming me down and making me see straight. I think it's just a feeling of being overwhelmed. I guess there's a big part of me that never actually thought any of this would happen and it has, and it's happened so fast and it's wonderful, but the changes can be scary."
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