Dave Grohl ''cried like a baby'' while watching Florence + the Machine at Glastonbury.

The Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of their headline slot at the iconic English festival last month after frontman Dave broke his leg, but the rocker has now revealed the performance of the act which replaced them.

He said: ''The day after the gig, someone sent me a link to the performance and I cried like a f**king baby. It melted my f**king heart. I am forever indebted to them. It meant so much, you have no idea.''

Florence + the Machine had been scheduled to perform immediately before the 'Everlong' singers took to the stage but were shifted up the bill following the 46-year-old star's injury, which he was pleased about.

He explained: ''When we cancelled and they were searching for a replacement I prayed they'd just move them to the top of the bill because they f**king deserve to be there.

''I was so excited when they announced they would, I emailed Florence [Welch, frontwoman] to congratulate her.''

However, the band were still upset at having to miss their performance as they previously met Florence ''ages ago'' and ''immediately hit it off'', so wanted to hang out with her again while at the event.

He told Q magazine: ''I was totally looking forward to playing with them at Glastonbury.''