But the drummer should be fit in time for the band's forthcoming sold-out UK tour...

White Stripes

drummer MEG WHITE has broken her wrist, forcing the band to postpone a number of promotional work in the lead-up to the release of new album ‘ELEPHANT’.

However, the band insist that the arm will heal in time for their comeback UK tour. The sold-out, week-long jaunt kicks off in Wolverhampton on April 7.

Meg slipped on ice in New York two weeks ago, falling heavily and fracturing her left wrist in two places. The arm is in a cast.

Despite the injury, Jack and Meg will take off for a whistle-stop round of radio and press promotion in Australia and Japan on Sunday (March 16).

‘Elephant’ is released on March 31.