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The "break a leg" idiom recently took on new meaning for Hannah Wants.

The famed British DJ and electronic music vet recently broke her leg in a freak scooter accident in Ibiza, where she had been planning to perform for the first time in 16 months. Sadly for Wants, her first-ever broken bone ultimately precluded her from spinning at Ibiza Rocks and Cafe Mambo, two of Ibiza's most renowned clubbing destinations.

But not even a shattered leg could keep her from taking the stage at her first festival appearance since the onset of the pandemic. With the help of some tequila and mummy-like bandaging, she went on to throw down a monster DJ set at Wonderwood, a boutique music festival in Preston.

"So my entire touring schedule got shut down for 16 months and just three weeks before I was able to DJ for the first time since the COVID madness, I went and broke my leg in a scooter accident on the white isle of Ibiza," Wants told

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"I had one club and one festival booked in the UK for the opening weekend and there was literally no way I was going to miss my first gigs back and my first opportunity to DJ to a crowd," she continued. "I have a boot on my leg, I had a stool to rest on behind the decks and the energy of the people—and a few tequilas—eased all of the pain!"

Wants has a slew of UK shows lined up in the near future, the dates of which you can find here.




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