Shakira cancels European tour after suffering vocal cord haemorrhage

Victoria WIll  Invision  AP
Shakira

Victoria WIll Invision AP Shakira

"It pains me not to be able to sing this month, for those have done even the impossible to get tickets and accompany me throughout different countries of Europe", she wrote.

Going on to say that she needs to dedicate time to recover properly, the singer says that the tour will restart in 2018.

The Hips Don't Lie singer thanked her team, family members and fans for their support.

Shakira was to begin her El Dorado tour this month in Cologne, and perform throughout Europe before kicking off the North American leg of the tour in January. Towards the end of October though, in the home stretch of my rehearsals, I felt a odd hoarseness that impeded my singing.

Shakira then told her fans that she had suffered a hemorrhage on her right vocal cord!

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 ideal condition.

"During these last few days of rehearsals I have unfortunately strained my vocal chords and as a result, my doctors have ordered me to go on vocal rest to avoid any greater damage that could keep me from performing".

Shakira's break does make sense, particularly because the main treatment option for a vocal cord hemorrhage is strict vocal rest for at least a week, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) explains.

For my kids who were excited to see their mom in concert as soon as possible.

"In all the years I've been singing, I've never been faced with a situation like this", she confessed. At the moment I find myself in a hard battle as I try to fully recover.

Notícias recomendadas

  • De Rossi refuse de monter au jeu:

    De Rossi refuse de monter au jeu: "Pourquoi moi?"

    Buffon, qui aura 40 ans l'année prochaine, a par ailleurs annoncé qu'il mettrait un terme à sa carrière à la fin de la saison. Insigne et El Shaarawy pouvaient être plus utiles que moi".
    Will provide full support to Balochistan to improve security situation: PM

    Will provide full support to Balochistan to improve security situation: PM

    The meeting was attended amongst others by the governor and chief minister of Balochistan and SAFRON Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch. Earlier, the Prime Minister arrived in Quetta on Tuesday morning on a one-day visit to the provincial capital.

    The Pandora Media Inc. (P) Short Interest Up 15.2% in November

    Osterweis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Pandora Media during the second quarter worth about $125,000. According to analysts Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.18 and can go high up to $0.01.
  • Suspect charged in Mall of America attack; survivors have deep wounds

    Suspect charged in Mall of America attack; survivors have deep wounds

    Victims and witnesses subdued Abdiraham and took away the knife, which had an 8-inch blade, according to the complaint. Alexander was trying on trousers and then left the dressing room where he encountered Abdirahman wielding a knife.
    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is free now!

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is free now!

    You can access the Ranked Multiplayer ladder by completing 10 "First Wins of the Day" in Unranked Multiplayer or Versus AI modes. Starcraft II is available for both Windows and Mac, but before you can get it, you'll need a Blizzard Battle.net account.

    Toshiba cède sa branche télévisions au Chinois Hisense

    Hisense l'emporte sur le turc Vestel qui exploite depuis 2016 la marque japonaise dans la télévision en Europe. Depuis la transaction, les actions regroupées des deux marques représentent plus de 20 % de ce marché.
  • 7 things to know about Denver's cat declawing ban

    7 things to know about Denver's cat declawing ban

    Denver joins San Francisco, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Berkeley, Culver City and Burbank, which have all enacted similar bans. Monday evening, city council members will make a final vote on a proposed bill to ban the declawing of cats in Denver .

    Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (ITUB) Downgraded by ValuEngine

    The Company operates through three segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Activities with the Market + Corporation. Credit Suisse downgraded Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE: ITUB ) on Tuesday, October 13 to "Underperform" rating.

    Devin Funchess delivers on heartwarming promise to mother of fallen soldier

    Funchess caught five of six targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 45-21 win over the Dolphins . He was a sniper", Funchess said, via the team's website . "It was an honor just to get in the end zone for her".
  • Razer shares rise 41% on Hong Kong market debut

    Razer shares rise 41% on Hong Kong market debut

    The company said it raised around HK$3.9 billion ($500 million) from the 1.06 billion primary shares offered. The company unveiled its first smartphone last week.
    Dani Alves hails Brazil's Gabriel Jesús is the new Ronaldo

    Dani Alves hails Brazil's Gabriel Jesús is the new Ronaldo

    "I was not kidding when I called him 'the new Ronaldo, '" said the PSG full-back, "I keep thinking the same thing". Tite added: "City should be very happy with Palmeiras, who formed an athlete who was already prepared".
    ACLU questions how high-speed chase ended in deadly shooting

    ACLU questions how high-speed chase ended in deadly shooting

    Police have said Santos took off on a Cranston police officer who attempted to pull him over, which led to the high-speed chase. Rhode Island State Police identified the trooper who lost his vehicle and the other troopers involved in the deadly shooting.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.