Lorde Admits, 'I Threw Up Before My Show'

The Grammy winner admits, "I am reduced by nerves. I can be completely crushed."

March 26, 2014, 11:29 AM
PHOTO: Lorde poses in the press room at the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Lorde poses in the press room at the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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March 26, 2014 -- Considering the millions of downloads she's sold of her hits "Royals" and "Team," plus the platinum success of her debut album, "Pure Heroine," Lorde probably is not hurting for money. But the 17-year-old singer from New Zealand said she hasn't really splurged on anything but a place to lay her head.

Speaking to The West Australian, Lorde said, "I bought myself a bed. Like, I don't really splurge or anything. ... I bought some nice art for my room and I got it framed and stuff, so they were kind of splurges I guess."

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"The thing with being famous is as soon as you have enough money to buy whatever you want, you get given everything for free, which kind of doesn't make sense to me," the Grammy-winner added. "It's like 'Why? You can finally get my money and now you don't want it.' That stuff's weird."

Lorde isn't going to see her new bed any time soon, however. She wraps up the U.S. leg of her tour this Thursday and then heads off to South America for some festival dates. While she's headlined quite a number of shows, the singer admitted she still suffers from stage fright, sometimes so bad that it makes her sick.

"I, like, totally threw up before my show last night. I am reduced by nerves," she told the paper. "I can be completely crushed by feelings of all kinds. ... I get nervous, I get freaked out, I get, you know, the usual stuff."

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So how does she deal with that?

"Usually, I just tell myself, 'The second you get up there, it's going to be fine,' and I always know it's going to be fine and I always have a great time," she said. "[I] just try and tell myself that 'You'll be in your zone. The lights will be on and ... people will be cheering and, you know, it'll be OK.'

"It's kind of an adrenaline thing I guess," she added. "I get off stage and I'm kind of jittery. ... You definitely have to come down from it but it's nice. It's definitely feeling like a really comfortable place for me now."

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