Photo by Ted Maider
It seems like Lorde’s whirlwind of a year has finally caught up with her. The 17-year-old pop star is suffering from a chest infection and has been ordered by doctors to take a break from her relentless touring schedule. Thus, she’s postponed her upcoming leg of Australian shows set to begin later this month.
Lorde announced the news on Twitter, writing, “I have had to postpone my Australian shows because of a nasty chest infection and general ill health. I am so so gutted to have to do this, but my parents and my team stepped in telling me I needed a break after being non-stop since the Grammys in January. We will 100% be back for this tour (most likely in November) so don’t worry about that. I just need time to get back to full gollum girl fitness before I go out playing shows again.”
In the last month alone, Lorde performed at Coachella and Lollapalooza’s South American music festivals, met Mr. Royals himself George Brett, and joined Nirvana on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Below, replay her full performance at Lollapalooza Brazil: