"In case you missed the announcement earlier, i have had to postpone my australian shows because of a nasty chest infection and general ill health," she tweeted Monday. "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,
she continued. "I just need time to get back to full gollum girl fitness before i go out playing shows again i'm truly sorry if i let you down or if you feel inconvenienced by this and i hope you can understand."
The 17-year-old pop star was scheduled to play eight dates in six Australian cities for the tour, with the first set to kick off in Melbourne on Thursday, according to Billboard. Lorde's team is currently working on rescheduling the dates, which will be announced as soon as possible. Ticketholders who can't make those dates will be given a refund.