Singer Shakira has been forced to delay her El Dorado world tour for health reasons!
On Tuesday, Shakira revealed that she suffered a vocal hemorrhage. In a lengthy note on Instagram, she wrote, “At the end of July I went for a routine checkup, before starting to design this tour and my doctor confirmed that my vocal cords were in perfect condition. Towards the end of October though, in the home stretch of my rehearsals, I felt a strange hoarseness that impeded my singing. The doctors, upon examination, detected that I had suffered a hemorrhage on my right vocal cord.”
Shakira went on “vocal rest” to “recover in time for my first show in Cologne,” but that didn’t help. She emphasized, “Unfortunately the hemorrhage doesn’t appear to have reabsorbed and my nightmare continues. At the moment I find myself in a difficult battle as I try to fully recover.”
Along with showing her appreciation for her crew, fans, and kids, Shakira shared, “In all the years I’ve been singing, I’ve never been faced with situation like this. As such, and with a heavy heart, I must announce that I find myself obliged to postpone my European tour until 2018, to allow my body several necessary weeks, dedicated to my complete recovery.”
“I hope to overcome this difficult trial and to return to the stage as soon as possible, to once again hear your voices singing along with mine,” she wrote in closing. “I love all of you very much and I will always remember those who have been by my side during this time, offering their friendship and affection.”
Last week, Shakira announced that she was forced to cancel several tour dates because "my doctors have ordered me to go on vocal rest to avoid any greater damage that could keep me from performing. I’m devastated.”