Sometimes you really have to listen to your parents, even if you're a 17-year-old superstar named Lorde.
The "Royals" singer tweeted Monday night that she would postpone her Australian tour due to a "nasty" chest infection. The tour was scheduled to start April 24, but at the behest of her parents (and her manager), she decided to put the run on hold.
"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 wrote in a series of tweets. "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."
The Melbourne-based promoter Frontier Touring wrote in a statement, "Under doctor's advice, Ella Yelich-O'Connor will return to New Zealand for immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year." In her own words, Lorde added, "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."
Lorde is coming off a rock-star month, during which she performed at both Coachella weekends and with the remaining members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Combined with a chest infection, that's enough to warrant a break for any performer.
Let's applaud Lorde as she continues her reign as coolest teen on the planet by acknowledging that sometimes mom and dad know best.