UPDATE: Since this story was published, we learned that Dua Lipa recorded her Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance before having her emergency oral surgery. Her first performance following the surgery was Tuesday night’s show opening for Bruno Mars in Sydney, Australia.
English pop star Dua Lipa dominated the stage on Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing her single “IDGAF” alongside two backup singers and a full band. As Lipa bounced alongside the song’s colorful lyrics flashing on the screen behind her she showed no signs of slowing down despite having emergency oral surgery last week that forced her to cancel shows in Australia (March 14) and New Zealand (March 15).
While supporting Bruno Mars “24k Magic World Tour,” Lipa was unable to perform for two days due to an emergency wisdom tooth extraction. “I’m so sorry to have to cancel some of my support shows with Bruno,” she tweeted out. “I’ve been performing with an awful pain due to my wisdom teeth and as advised by my dentist and oral surgeon I have to have them imminently removed. I have been enjoying this tour so much and am upset that life has gotten in the way but hopefully I’ll have a speedy recovery and make it back as soon as possible.”
As shown by her energized performance on Kimmel, Lipa hasn’t missed a beat. She is set to head back to Australia to perform in Adelaide on March 26. The singer announced in January via Instagram that she is already working on the follow up to her eponymous debut. “I feel so lucky to have woken up in paradise with some of my favourite people that I love working with to start writing for my next album,” she wrote in the caption. “So grateful for all these opportunities and so thankful to get to do this as my job.” As Lipa continues to tear it up, let’s hope she doesn’t have any more emergency setbacks.
Check her out on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.