Shakira Postponed Her Tour To Recover From a Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

Why did Shakira just cancel a handful of tour dates?

Why did Shakira just cancel a handful of tour dates?

Excited to see Shakira in concert when she's in the Miami area early next year? The Colombian singer posted a message in both English and Spanish in which she announced that her entire tour has been postponed until next year! "However, these past few days, just before my first concerts, have been some of the hardest of my career", she said of the recently developed strain on her right vocal cord.

Shakira has been forced to postpone the European dates of her world tour until 2018 due to vocal issues. Towards the end of October though, in the home stretch of my rehearsals, I felt a unusual hoarseness that impeded my singing.

Today, Shakira took to social media to tell her fans even more heartbreaking news. 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 flawless condition. "Unfortunately the hemorrhage doesn't appear to have reabsorbed and my nightmare continues".

She went on to say that she is "pained" by the fact that she will not be able to perform the entire month, much to the disappointment of those who did pretty much the "impossible" to get tickets. With a heavy heart, I must announce that I find myself obliged to postpone my European tour until 2018, to allow my body several weeks, dedicated to my complete recovery, ' the woman announced.

"I'm devastated to have to miss our first show on November 8th in Koln".

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 flawless condition.