Lorde, the poor pet, is extremely ill with the flu. Like, needing-meds-through-an-IV ill.

But because she’s a consummate professional, everyone’s favourite Kiwi honoured her commitment to perform at the 2017 MTV VMAs – only with a minor adjustment.

The ‘Best Artist’ nominee didn’t sing a word, setting a jukebox down before matching her own special brand of interpretative dance to a remix of her Melodrama single ‘Homemade Dynamite’.

Have a watch:

We love you, Ella

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