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Miley Cyrus Returns to Stage for First Live Performance of “Flowers” on Her Birthday

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Miley Cyrus just celebrated her 31st birthday in the most intimate way she possibly could. The pop star returned to the stage for a sensational number of “Flowers,” her first ever live performance of the song since its release.

Miley Cyrus Celebrates 31st Birthday with First Live Performance of “Flowers”

On November 22, the music megastar went back to the stage to perform a personal setlist as Los Angeles’ famed Chateau Marmont. For the special day, Cyrus performed in front of her loved ones.

On Instagram, the “Jaded” singer shared a good glimpse of what took place during the night. As seen in the carousel, Cyrus was wearing a strapless black gown and opera-length gloves. She was singing in a candle-filled room and being accompanied by a grand piano. In her caption, she explained why she decided to celebrate her birthday that way.

“My birthday gift to MYSELF this year was VERY on brand,” she wrote. “I performed for MYSELF and sang my favorite songs including my own. First “live” performance of Flowers was to an audience full of my friends and family.”

“Flowers” is undeniably Cyrus’s biggest accomplishment this year so far. Hence, to see her perform the song live is not only rare but also remarkable.

“Taking this song back to the seed… she sprouted sensationally. Grateful for the growth in us both,” she wrote.

Apart from belting out her own songs, she stunned her special audience with a performance of Journey’s “Faithfully.” She also sang a new love song which appears to be about her romance with her boyfriend Maxx Morando.

“Don’t know if it’s ever gonna stop / I wouldn’t mind if it don’t,” she sang. “Don’t leave me high / Don’t let me down / ‘Cause I want you more.”

As seen in the video circulating in social media, Morando was among the people in Cyrus’s intimate birthday crowd. He was sitting in the front row, looking awe-struck seeing his girl perform.

She’s Been Selective of Her Public Appearances Lately

Cyrus’s birthday celebration is another implication of her attempt to be private. Such personal show comes six months after she revealed that she has no concrete plans of touring.

“This has nothing to do with a lack of appreciation for the fans & everything to do with I simply don’t want to get ready in a locker room. Which is the reality of life on the road. I just don’t want to sleep on a moving bus. It isn’t what’s best for me right NOW,” she wrote in a May 23 Instagram post.

It’s also no secret that Cyrus had recently been picky when it comes to her public appearances. In a TikTok video she released earlier this year, she explained that she needs “an equal amount of recovery and rest” after she’s performed “at a certain level of intensity and excellence.”

“Having every day the relationship between you and other humans being subject and observer isn’t healthy for me, because it erases my humanity and my connection. And without my humanity and my connection, I can’t be a songwriter, which is my priority.”

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