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After making an impressive debut at Coachella these past two weekends, teen icon Lorde is postponing her Australian tour due to poor health. The 17-year-old artist will return home for “immediate rest and recuperation” so that she can regain strength to continue touring for the rest of the year.

The announcement was first revealed in an official statement, which read:

“”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,” she says in the statement. “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 “Royals” singer followed with a series of tweets, saying, “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…”

Lorde was scheduled to play eight shows in Australia starting with April 24 at Melbourne’s Festival Hall. New dates have not been revealed, but Billboard reports that they are being worked on and will be announced as assign as possible.

Lorde’s postponed Australia tour dates:

April 24, 26 – Melbourne, Festival Hall
April 27 – Adelaide, AEC Theatre
April 29, Perth, Challenge Stadium
May 2, 3, Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
May 4 –  Newcastle, Entertainment Centre
May 6 – Brisbane, Riverstage

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