Shakira has another heartbreaking update to share with her fans. The 40-year-old pop superstar took to her Instagram on Wednesday, December 27 to confirm that she will have to postpone her El Dorado World Tour until June 2018. “To my dear fans and friends. I wanted to write one more letter to express my gratitude to all of you for the immeasurable love and support that you have sent me these past few weeks,” she wrote. “You have made me feel that my voice is not only mine but also your, and that it has a purpose.”
VIEW GALLERY Shakira shared that she has to postpone her tour until June 2018 Photo: Getty Images
She continued: “There were times when your prayers and messages of affection and encouragement along with those of my family were the only thing buoying my spirits.” The Déjà vu singer, who is mother to sons Milan, four, and Sasha, two, shared that she wished to be on the stage, but her injury just needed more time to heal after consultation with her doctors. “Though I very much hoped my vocal cords would recover in time to pick the tour back up in January, and after exploring many options to that effect, I have accepted that this is an injury that simply needs more time and care to heal.”
On the bright side, the show will go on next year as planned. “Thankfully, I am so relieved and happy to share with you that I will be getting back on the road in June 2018 with my El Dorado World Tour in Europe, and the US, with Latin America dates to be announced soon," the Hips Don’t Lie singer said."I am very proud of this show; I feel it's my best yet, since it has a repertoire filled with heartfelt songs and exciting moments of music and dance. I really can't wait for June! I promise to give you all of me and more from the minute I get on that stage and I am counting the days till show time!"
VIEW GALLERY The Hips Don't Lie singer was set to kick off the El Dorado World Tour in November Photo: Getty Images
In November, Shakira shared that she had suffered a vocal hemorrhage and would have to postpone her tour until the start of January.“ Toward 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. I then went on vocal rest as recommended by the specialists in an attempt to recover in time for my first show in Cologne,” Shakira noted. “Unfortunately the hemorrhage doesn’t appear to have reabsorbed and my nightmare continues.”
The El Dorado World Tour will be Shakira’s first tour in six years.