Stargazing

Your daily fix of celebrity news and other viral phenoms

Lorde postpones Australian tour because of illness

04/22/2014 1:49 PM

04/22/2014 1:49 PM

They’re fallin’ like flies – first Miley Cyrus, now Lorde.

The 17-year-old “Royals” singer has postponed her concert tour of Australia because of a chest infection. The eight-date tour was scheduled to open in Melbourne on Thursday.

Lorde told her fans on Twitter that her family and team are forcing her to take a break after a busy few months in which she won a Grammy for best pop solo performance for “Royals.”

When she performed in Las Vegas last week she finally met George Brett, her “Royals” muse.

“I have had to postpone my Australian shows because of a nasty chest infection and general ill health,” she wrote on Twitter. “I am so so gutted to have to do this but my parents and my team stepped in telling me I needed a break.”

She told fans that she’s been going “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.”

She is reportedly returning home to recuperate.

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus has left Kansas City and is hospitalized at an undisclosed location while she recuperates from a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic she reportedly took for a sinus infection.

Videos

Join the discussion

is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service