Lorde Battles The Flu To Appear At 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

If you were watching the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, you may have been a little confused as to why Lorde danced her way through her live performance.

Unlike the rest of the evening's performers, Lorde, 20, decided to forego singing altogether, not even lip syncing along with her song "Homemade Dynamite." And the reason for her surprising performance may have been that the singer was simply too sick to belt out her popular single.

After sharing two photos of herself in a feathery purple gown at the VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, Lorde wrote, "You can't tell in these pictures but i have the flu so bad i needed an IV."

She added, "#showgoeson #cutelilproppedupcorpse."

Poor Lorde! But, if you saw her performance, you know she powered through. What a trooper!