Australian singer and producer Sia is known for being honest and down-to-Earth.
She once again showed this on Saturday night after going above and beyond to make her show in Sydney.
Sia was in Melbourne on Saturday when torrential rain caused her flight to be cancelled.
So did she throw a tantrum and leave her fans hanging in Sydney?
Nah, she did what any true blue Aussie would do and booked a car and drove 13 hours to make the gig.
Sia kept her fans updated on her progress via Twitter, including the rather graphic detail that she had got a bad case of the runs during her journey.
I may be five minutes late. We couldn't catch a plane due to weather, so drove thirteen hours then blew a tire which has given me crazy diarrhea. Bear with me guys. I love you.
— sia (@Sia) December 2, 2017
Four minutes from venue. Fully dressed. Ready to go. Bear with me. Massive apologies.
— sia (@Sia) December 2, 2017
We’re still not sure how a blown tire = diarrhea but her fans were thrilled nonetheless. Although some gave her a gentle roasting for her comment it’s pretty clear that deep down they all love her.
Omg it’s not called diarrhea anymore but Siarrhea from now on
— max ✨ (@maxfurlerr) December 2, 2017
I know that feeling.
I once got a flat tire and it gave me conjunctivitis.
— Reid Parker (@ReidParker_) December 2, 2017
It's alright hun! I'm patiently waiting for you!
— Julian (@believeinfurler) December 2, 2017
Loved you in Melbourne–I would of waited an hour
— Louise Ingram (@louiseingram) December 2, 2017
Hahahahaha WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH! ??
— Sia Argentina (@SiaArgentina) December 2, 2017
It’s okay queen we soaking wet but it’s all worth it ?? pic.twitter.com/qde8WnDeSA
— Haus of Furler (@cosmicfurlerr) December 2, 2017
— Bianca Louise (@roadtogypsylove) December 2, 2017
After the long drive and the unfortunate discomfort cause by her condition Sia did make it to the venue and was met with a hearty roar from fans.
— A_MysticChord (@A_MysticChord) December 2, 2017
We didn't even notice! Epic fucking night with every fucking band! Blessed to be standing in the front row. I could see your lips move. You were brilliant!! @Sia thanks for coming home!! You made my fucking year! Wish there was more!! I called out "hello sia"! pic.twitter.com/aPgnn3Eb6H
— SiA AUSTRALiA (@SiaAussie) December 2, 2017
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 2, 2017
But others bemoaned her lack of movement or interaction.
“Exactly as she had in Melbourne on Thursday, and at 23 North American dates beforehand on her first arena concert tour, Sia stood still in the background and sang over a tape of her greatest hits for 90 minutes, while her dancers put on a tightly choreographed contemporary ballet,” wrote The Sydney Morning Herald in its two star review of the event.
This sentiment was echoed on Twitter:
Well … I am not sure what to say?I didn't understand the total lack of any interaction wv her very loyal fans, who endured the cold & rain; but I respect her amazing voice … ?#siasydney
— Fiona Mackie (@FionaF68) December 2, 2017
Would not be surprised if Sia is in the Bahamas while I'm here watching "Sia" in concert #SiaSydney
— Carina Rossi (@This_is_Carina) December 2, 2017
— Ben Piper (@beanjaminpiper) December 2, 2017
— Henry Woo (@DrHWoo) December 2, 2017
— Jess Chandra (@jesschandra) December 2, 2017
Oh, well, at least she got a new title out of it:
Queen of diarrhea
— I only sia (@1000FormsOfLove) December 2, 2017