Lorde just performed at MTV's VMAs without singing and left everyone confused -- here's why

Lorde mtv video music awardsKevin Winter/Getty ImagesLorde improvises on the VMAs stage.

The INSIDER Summary:

  • Lorde performed to her song “Homemade Dynamite” at the MTV Video Music Awards.
  • There was just one problem.
  • She didn’t sing the song at all. Instead, she came out on stage and played a mix of the song. 
  • Lorde then started dancing around the stage to her “Melodrama” single.
  • Fans were left confused.
  • The singer revealed on Twitter she has been sick with the flu.

Lorde performed her song “Homemade Dynamite” from her latest album Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. Fans were looking forward to see the 20-year-old sing, but there was just one problem. 

When Lorde took to the stage she didn’t sing at all. Instead, fans got to hear a remix of the single from her latest album, “Melodrama,” as she danced around on stage.

Lorde mtv vmasKevin Winter/Getty ImagesLorde being held up on the VMAs stage.

And she left a lot of people confused as she jumped up and down and laid down on stage. 

So why was Lorde dancing awkwardly around on stage to her hit song? 

The singer is sick. 

Lorde let her fans know on Twitter during the awards show that she was sick battling the flu during the awards show. 

“You can’t tell in these pictures but I have the flu so bad I needed an IV #showgoeson #cutelilproppedupcorpse,” she wrote on Twitter

You would never know Lorde was sick from her performance at the VMAs.

She had the support of her fans behind her.

Props to the singer for fighting through her illness.

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