Janelle Monáe is ''devastated'' she has had to cancel her Australian tour due to illness.

The 'Electric Lady' singer, who was set to perform a number of dates on her Australian and New Zealand leg of her 'Golden Electric Tour', had been advised by doctors to scrap the gigs and rest.

According to Billboard, a statement issued by promoters, Live Nation Australasia, said: ''It has been confirmed that the remainder of the Golden Electric tour has been cancelled and there will be no rescheduled performances.

''Ms Monáe is devastated at not being able to perform for her fans and has vowed to return to our shores in the not-too-distant future.

''Ticket holders will be contacted by the relevant ticketing outlet to advise of the process for obtaining a refund.''

On Saturday (17.05.14), Janelle cancelled her Melbourne show after support act Kimbra's opening performance, even though her band was already set up.

The singer then cancelled Monday night's show in Sydney and has now pulled the plug on the remaining dates.

Kimbra took to Twitter to wish Janelle well, posting: ''So disappointed that we can't continue the #goldenelectrictour - we wish @JanelleMonae the speediest of recoveries. We will be back. X (sic)''