Lorde: I’m a sick star

Lorde

Lorde felt like a “rockstar” when she threw up backstage.

The 16-year-old singer – real name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor – is behind catchy track Royals, which hit number one in the US Billboard Hot 100.

Earlier this month she suffered an unfortunate bout of food poisoning while performing in Brisbane.

“This was the worst thing ever!” she exclaimed to Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O.

“Before I went on stage I hurled and it was gross, but I thought, ‘I’ve just got to get through this show.’ And I got through, it but halfway through the last song I just could not stay anymore. I dropped the mic and ran off stage and had to vomit into a bin. It was so gross, but I fully felt like a rockstar.”

In hit track Royals, Lorde references a lavish lifestyle, claiming she can live without luxuries such as Cristal champagne and jet planes.

While she might be raking money in now, the curly-haired singer is yet to splash out on anything extravagant.

“My dad has control of my bank account. I wouldn’t be good at being super lavish,” she mused.

“I actually bought a queen-size bed the other day. [My parents] were like, ‘If you want this you have to buy it.’ It’s good, I haven’t been looking back!”

The New Zealand-born star is currently touring Australia with her band.

She also takes her mother along for moral support, who she says doesn’t compromise her street cred.

“My mom’s been travelling with me. Oh man, my mom is the coolest, she’s a dude,” Lorde laughed.

“She’s a mom, but a cool one.”

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