LORDE has been forced to postpone her up-coming Australian tour under medical advice.
The singer was due to play eight shows, starting in Melbourne on April 24, but has been told by doctors to return to New Zealand for "immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year," according to a statement from the tour's promoter.
Lorde addressed her fans directly in the announcement: "It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly. I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best. We'll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies".
The 17-year-old has just wrapped two performances at Coachella Festival in the States, tweeting her excitement at playing for such big crowds.
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